Solution: Data Merge for Desktop Publishing

Imagine capturing copy and pictures from thousands of people online and merging that data directly into desktop publishing documents without writing a line of code.

Adobe® PageMaker®, InDesign® and QuarkXPress® offer tools to merge data and graphics into documents. This automates the creation of customized publications, such as catalogs, direct mail campaigns, business cards, form letters, and mailing labels. The technology is often referred to as data merge, mail merge or variable printing.

At FormRouter we provide online accounts that allow you to create, host and capture online form responses securely over the web without programming. Data and file attachments are automatically output into the format that PageMaker, InDesign and Quark use for data merging. This streamlines the workflow process.

Demonstration: Adobe PageMaker & InDesign Data Merge

Get a FormRouter account today and build online forms for your print projects.

Step 1: Build a response form
Included in every FormRouter account is a tool called the Simple Form Builder. Use this tool to build online forms in minutes. Alternatively, your Webmaster could use their favorite web development tool to build the form.

Step 2: Build a response alert
Included in every FormRouter account is an alert builder. One of the alerts offered is an E-mail alert.

Step 3: Link the form to Websites, E-mails or print media
After a form is built in your FormRouter account a link is automatically generated. Links to forms can be cut and pasted into E-mails or Websites. Also put the link into any print advertising or mass media.

Step 4: Capture responses to data merge format automatically
FormRouter’s client tool can automatically write online form responses securely into the data merge format that PageMaker, InDesign and Quark use.

Step 5: Link data fields and graphics in your desktop publishing program
FormRouter’s client tool can automatically write online form responses securely into the data merge format that PageMaker, InDesign and Quark use.

PageMaker 7.0 includes a plug-in Data Merge palette. For InDesign, Adobe offers the Adobe PageMaker Plug-in Pack, which includes the Data Merge palette. Quark includes data merge plug-ins as well.

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