New Data Merge and Database Publishing Title at lynda.com

I’m pleased to announce that my new title, InDesign Insider Training: Data Merge and Database Publishing is now live at lynda.com. I cover the basics of Data Merge, then explore more and more advanced topics. Finally, I look at third-party scripts and plug-ins that let you do far more than Data Merge can on its own.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to turn a database or spreadsheet of data into an InDesign document (or thousands of PDF files), you’ll find something of value in this title.

Here’s a free preview of one of the early movies in the title. You’ll need an LDC subscription to watch the rest of it, of course. But you can get a free week by clicking here.

Enjoy!

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11 Comments on “New Data Merge and Database Publishing Title at lynda.com

  1. David, you sample video is great. However, as of this evening, Lynda.com hasn’t yet released your video series. I couldn’t find it.

    • Steve, Data Merge does NOT crash in InDesign 9.2 (CC january release) for most people. I understand that it does for some folks, and the solution appears to be to rebuild your preferences.

  2. Hi. I hope you can help. I’ve looked at the course content but not sure if I will learn what I’m after.

    At work we are in need of creating a data merged planogram document.

    We need to merge product information (text and image) into boxes that are sized to a certain scale.

    I know that Object styles can set text frames to a certain size. We just need to automate that part into the data merge.

    If this is possible or there is a script or something in your course that can explain this we’d be really interested to know of a solution.

    Thanks.
    Kris.

  3. Very nice title David

    It is easy to follow and I hope to take advantage of it during tax time.
    No not to reduce my taxes, but to create tax receipts for a voluntary organization.
    I used data merge to number event tickets, such a useful tool to learn about.

    Thanx …
    Ross

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