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  • #68311

    Masood Ahmad
    Member

    Hi folks,

    I am currently working with Easy Catalog plugin for InDesign.

    http://www.65bit.com/products/easycatalog/videos/videos.shtm

    I have also gone through the reading materials and video tutorials by Gabriel Powell:

    http://www.instantindesign.com/index.php?view=407
    http://www.instantindesign.com/index.php?view=410
    http://www.instantindesign.com/index.php?view=411

    These are good, but they only cover the basics of it. I would like to have in-depth knowledge of the plugins.

    Does someone know any Video Tutorials either on Lynda or somewhere else, so that I can go through them and learn something new.

  • #68316

    David Blatner
    Keymaster

    No, sorry. You would need to reach out to 65bit for more information.

  • #69647

    Neil Levett
    Member

    I know this is a late response but I am currently in the same boat. I have learnt the basics but now need a bit more in depth knowledge.
    I contacted 65Bit but they directed me towards the user manual but its not the most helpful document in the word!

    Has anybody found anything online?

    Neil

  • #70672

    Hey, I’m teaching EasyCatalog since 2011, but only in spanish. I’ve translated the user manual and work like a consultant and teacher of automated catalog publishing. But… my spoken english is not very good, sorry (I self taught the language during my daily train to and from the University, long time ago). I speak english like a sioux indian of the 70’s westerns films era… but we can try!

  • #78096

    I’m late to the conversation on this one, but for those who come across this – The EasyCatalog Quick Start PDF that 65 Bit provides is an excellent starting point and it contains 7 easy to follow tutorials. EasyCatalog and data publishing is not simple – you need to put in the time to study and practice.

  • #80901

    Happened across this thread while searching for some EasyCatalog topics.

    I would like to populate a style list in a text box, without a table or adding in additional text boxes.

    Something like:

    style styleName | color | size | oversize | sizeDim
    style styleName | color | size | oversize | sizeDim
    style styleName | color | size | oversize | sizeDim
    style styleName | color | size | oversize | sizeDim

    With each style progressing to the next one in the data. Right now I just get four of the same entries. I’ve done it with tables, but really need this to be in a text box for the layout to work.

    Any recommendations? Have been through the quick start and full manual but can’t seem to find the right solution.

  • #80912

    If you have the name of the style in your data source, it’s easy. You can apply an style to a text using the mapping styles function, or via the formatting rules style property, or by using HTML notation and specifying the css equivalence with a paragraph style… EasyCatalog is very very powerful and flexible, and has so many options that maybe makes it a bit difficult to fully understand it.

    My first recommendation is, please, append a sample of the data source you’re using, the version of InDesign and the version of EasyCatalog you’re using.

  • #80913

    And for some advanced tutorials (Spanish, sorry, but you can try with YouTube CC options): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkNMl35fPInkd6PEZeWmpw

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