EasyCatalog for Adobe InDesign
Ever wished you could take data directly from a file or database straight into Adobe InDesign?
Ideal for time-critical publications, EasyCatalog can dramatically speed up page make-up time and ensure your documents remain error free. Trusted by thousands of users in over thirty countries across six continents, EasyCatalog has quickly established itself as one of the most powerful and flexible database publishing solutions for Adobe InDesign.
Why choose EasyCatalog?
Always up to date
If your data has changed at the last minute, EasyCatalog can automatically update your documents.
It's not just catalogs that can be produced - brochures, price lists and directories can also be effortlessly generated.
EasyCatalog can check the integrity of your documents to ensure the document content matches the source data.
Easy to use
The power of EasyCatalog can be exploited without any scripting or programming. A scripting module is available for developers.
Works with existing data
The source of your data can be something as simple as a file or, via an optional module, an ODBC database or XML file.
Grows with your business
Because the functionality is provided in separate modules, you can simply purchase what you need, when you need it.
ODBC Data Provider
Connect directly to your ODBC-compliant database, such as MySQL, SQL Server, FileMaker or Oracle
This link is bi-directional, allowing any changes made to the document to be sent back to the database.
This module is ideal for users whose database is constantly changing, as it removes the need to export your database to a file before importing it into EasyCatalog.
Paginate thousands of records at the click of a button
Paginate your records into an InDesign text flow as anchored boxes (or as plain text if you prefer); at positions specified by your data source, such as page number, X and Y position; or create a layout grid using page guides and watch EasyCatalog position your records at the intersections.
Work with multiple data sources simultaneously
Combine data from multiple data sources which can then be linked hierarchically in a panel within InDesign. When used in conjunction with the pagination module data of virtually any complexity can be paginated, such as products with multiple sets of attributes.
XML Data Provider
Import data into EasyCatalog from an XML file
Using the XML Data Provider module, EasyCatalog is able to import your data directly from an XML file. This link is also bi-directional, so any change made to the data within InDesign can be updated back to the XML.
Ideal for power users or System Integrators who need to integrate EasyCatalog into a workflow, the Scripting Module offers a rich dictionary of commands to control and interrogate EasyCatalog.