Re: Tools for Producing Datasheets

Subject: Re: Tools for Producing Datasheets
From: Peter Gold <peter -at- knowhowpro -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:44:47 -0600

InDesign is scriptable, can do data-merging with CSV files, exports RTF,
and has some XML ability. Scripts might be able to create a workable
non-professional requirement, depending on what your non-pros are supposed
to do. If it's loading the database, that can be done outside of ID.

I suggest posting your question, perhaps with more detail about the non-pro
requirements, on the Adobe InDesign forums - regular, and also the
scripting forum. Ask about existing scripts, plug-ins, and volunteers who
might want to write scripts (sometimes it happens.)

Also, this is the main-recommended InDesign-XML book:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_10?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=maivald+xml&x=0&y=0&sprefix=seat+cover

Finally, Search Google for terms like "InDesign xml tutorial," without
quotes.

HTH

Regards,

Peter
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