InDesign fundamentals for catalogue production

Catalogues by nature are often large and complex documents. They require skilled users with specific expertise to create and maintain engaging, cost-effective and timely content to support an organisation’s sales & marketing strategy. A majority of catalogues created today are made using Adobe InDesign – the fully featured desktop publishing application typically sold as part […]

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Table of Contents1 Introducing Producty2 Creating your first catalogue with Producty3 User setup4 Catalogue setup4.1 Creating a catalogue4.2 Select catalogue4.3 Creating units4.3.1 Worked Example4.4 Creating product attributes4.4.1 Worked Example4.5 Creating category text blocks4.5.1 Worked Example4.6 Creating templates4.6.1 Worked Example5 Adding products5.0.1 Worked Example5.1 Importing products6 Creating catalogue structure6.1 Introducing categories and collections6.1.1 Categories create structure6.1.2 […]

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Catalogues typically fall in to one of two layout types – flow-based or grid-based. While many catalogue characteristics are common to both types, there are some specific (and significant) differences between the two. This guide has been designed to explain these major differences and to provide detailed information for consideration at (or near) the start […]

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Table of Contents1 Automating your catalogues1.1 How EasyCatalog works1.2 Sample page layouts2 Installing the EasyCatalog trial2.1 Downloading the software2.2 Installing the software3 Product Data3.1 Product Information3.2 Publishing Information3.3 Product Images4 Installing the sample EasyCatalog Panel4.1 Copying the sample EasyCatalog Panel4.2 Creating the EasyCatalog Panel4.3 Grouping data4.4 Updating image location5 Understanding the sample InDesign Template5.1 Master […]

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Designing an automated catalogue workflow requires a number of key components to be aligned. This diagram and explanatory text below is designed to give you an overview of these elements. The subject matter is discussed in more detail elsewhere within this Knowledge Base. Table of Contents1 Environment setup1.1 Product data1.2 Master document setup1.3 Image assets2 […]

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