Link text and images to your data
Text and images in your documents become live links to your source data. Images can be imported, scaled and aligned in one easy step; text can be inserted and styled automatically using Character Style sheets.
Keep documents up-to-date
If your source data changes, documents can be instantly updated at the click of a button. Only fields that have changed will be updated, helping to preserve any formatting that may have been applied to the document.
Connect to ODBC databases
Using the optional ODBC Data Provider module, EasyCatalog Lite can import your data from any ODBC-compatible database such as MySQL, FileMaker, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. A direct connection to your database ensures that you will always have the latest data.
Filter and search your data
EasyCatalog Lite offers a range of filtering and searching features to make finding the records you require easy. Searching by a record’s unique identifier is as simple of entering it in the search box at the top of the panel.
Automatically insert multiple records
Define a simple prototype showing how you want each record to appear and EasyCatalog will do the rest. Using EasyCatalog Lite’s filtering features, you can also control which records are inserted.
Tables can also be filled with data using the same technique – define a prototype table row and EasyCatalog Lite will populate the table with the data you’ve selected.
Feature comparison chart
|Linking text and images from a CSV/delimited file to InDesign documents|
|Bi-directional link to data (the ability to make changes to the data in the InDesign document and update the original data source)|
|Updating of document when data changes|
|Connection to ODBC data sources*|
|Connection to XML data sources*|
|Connection to Enterprise data sources*|
|Work with multiple data sources|
|Work with multiple data sources simultaneously|
|View data in multiple panels|
|Visual indicator of data that is placed in the document|
|Visual indicator of data that is in error on the document|
|Spreadsheet-style view of data|
|Sorting of data|
|Grouping of data|
|Advanced automatic pagination via optional Pagination Module|
|Design templates for population with live data|
|Drag ‘n’ drop of EasyCatalog ‘Product Styles’|
|‘One Click’ table insertion|
|Import of formatted, tagged content|
|Penalty-free upgrade to EasyCatalog||N/A|
* Requires additional module, sold separately