Master Page-based pagination with EasyCatalog for InDesign

You can now find on our Youtube channel a new video about EasyCatalog for Adobe InDesign and a very straightforward way to paginate your catalog using Master Pages.

Nowadays, it is undeniable that efficiency in terms of both time and money is crucial to the growth of a business. In this regard, catalog automation has become a key process for improving the workflow in the marketing departments of companies dedicated to selling products.

Therefore, in this tutorial we will guide you through a complete process of designing and paginating a catalog using Master Page-based pagination, one of the easiest yet most powerful ways to create a dynamic and visually appealing catalog in no time and with zero errors.

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Here’s a summary of the content we presented in the tutorial on ‘Master Page based Pagination with EasyCatalog for Adobe InDesign‘:

Import and efficiently manage your data using Ninox

For our demo project we will introduce you to Ninox a cloud-based, low-code database, for which we have developed a custom EasyCatalog Data Provider. Note that this module requires a working license of the EasyCatalog Enterprise Module.

Use static content mockup and convert to dynamic master page elements

Learn how to create two master pages using a mockup document. Discover how to use field markers to dynamically insert product information into the static elements of your design, turning them into dynamic elements that display your product data.

Automatic QR code generation

Find out how EasyCatalog can automatically generate a working QR code from a given URL.

Using EasyCatalog containers to create a set of icons 

Containers are one of the most powerful features added to the latest versions of EasyCatalog. Using the advanced list option, we will convert a comma-separated value list into a dynamically generated set of icons, each of which displays its own legend.

Rich text formatting

If your data source lets you enter rich text in a field, EasyCatalog can automatically map HTML tags to InDesign paragraph styles for you!.

Product variants automation

We’ll show you how to automatically display the corresponding image and name of each color variant of the main product. For this exercise we’ll use a LUA script. We’re not trying to scare you away with the LUA programming capabilities of EasyCatalog, we’re just going to show you how powerful this plug-in really is.

Automation of a feature-rich table 

Learn how to configure a table to grow horizontally and dynamically display as many columns as necessary to fit all content using the robust table manipulation tools built into EasyCatalog.

Catalog pagination 

Finally, you will be able to learn how to paginate your catalog using the master pages created, and discover how EasyCatalog accurately and efficiently assembles your catalog.

We hope this tutorial has provided you with valuable tools to improve your catalog design process.

Are you ready to learn how EasyCatalog revolutionizes your design workflow, allowing product specialists to focus on accurate data entry while designers concentrate on creativity?

Discover more videos in our YouTube channel and stay tuned for more expert insights on how to automate catalog creation and embrace the ease of design with EasyCatalog in our next tutorials.

And remember, we’re here to help you with your catalog automation projects. Do not hesitate to contact us through the form below to let us know how we can assist you!


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