In this series of lessons, we'll focus on utilizing the Data Merge features in InDesign. We'll begin the process by learning how to dissect our project and design with variable data in mind. From there, we'll jump over to Microsoft Excel and learn how to set up and save a data source file for InDesign. Next, we'll walk through setting up data merge to fit our exact need, including using both text and image-based data. Finally, we'll learn how to build our InDesign target file so that we can plan for a data source file that will inevitably change. Software required: InDesign CS5, Microsoft Excel 2002.
Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.