InDesign Time-Savers: Variables & Data Merge
Alison Cattelona explores two features--variables and data merge--that can help you customize data instantly in InDesign.
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Adobe-certified trainer Alison Cattelona explores two features--variables and data merge--that can help you customize data instantly in InDesign. Variables allow you to create running headers and footers, quickly update document information, and perform a number of other fast feats not achievable otherwise. Using data merge, you can make mini-layouts with information from an external data source at the touch of a button. After viewing this tutorial, you'll know not only how to use these features, but also how to apply them to any project you might be working on.
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Alison Cattelona has been a computer instructor for the past 13 years teaching in 30 desktop applications. Her experience comes from a background in the graphic arts including paste-up/mechanicals, design and art direction. She took the solid production experience she gained having worked in a print shop to her art director/designer jobs within the advertising and marketing industries. The freelance work that followed rounded out her expertise in the many industries, applications and techniques that she uses today in her instruction. Alison founded and grew Mobile Mac & PC Training to be the highly successful, multi-platform, multi-application training company it is today. Alison holds ACE and ACI credentials with Adobe and is the co-chapter rep of the Central NJ InDesign User Group.