Colin Flashman

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Data Merge Zero to 60

Wednesday, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Data Merge is InDesign’s built-in, go-to tool for creating direct mail campaigns, business cards, sequential stationery, and many other “data publishing” documents. Using techniques already present in InDesign, it is possible to take a regular “stencil” to another level and provide a truly unique experience for each recipient.

Topics include:

  • Best practices for preparing Data Merge projects
  • Harnessing InDesign’s features to make projects more dynamic
  • Advanced techniques such as changing colors or layouts during a merge
  • Scripts and other methods of adding data to a project