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InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics: Datamerge

Putting your data into InDesign By David Blatner

David Blatner brings his knowledge of and passion for InDesign to the latest release of this state-of-the-art publishing program, showing how to harness its power and functionality. InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics covers the process of publishing with an eye on the program's latest nuances: optimizing page layouts, automating InDesign with Data Merge and XML, exploring interactive documents (including making movies), and exporting publications to a variety of formats.

In this video, Lynda.com host David Blatner discusses how to format data from a spreadsheet or a database in InDesign. When you have a bunch of data that you need to layout in InDesign, there is a tool in InDesign that let's you layout data called Datamerge. David shows you how to access it and how to use it.

 


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Datamerge tool
 

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David Blatner is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Real World InDesign and Real World Photoshop. He is the co-host of the InDesignSecrets.com podcast and blog, and the editorial director of both InDesign Magazine and The InDesign Conference.
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