InDesign: How to Turn Data Into Layout (Video Tutorial)

In this Design + Data Summit sneak peek, Laurie Ruhlin explains how to take the raw data in an Excel file and turn it into a customized InDesign layout using Data Merge. She shows how to streamline the workflow by setting up a template, whether the end result needs to be a single record per page or multiple items on a page. From 4-up postcards, to individual envelopes, to automating a catalog layout, Laurie shows how Data Merge creates the bridge to go from raw data to useful design.

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