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Automatic templates

Jun 12, 2013 8:47 AM

Tags: #illustrator #template #automate

I am making a catalog for over hundred different school but all the same products and I want to logos to change.  Is there anyway to automate this process by making a template and selecting the desired logo to fill in where i need it.  I am using CS5 Illustrator.

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    Jun 12, 2013 9:47 AM   in reply to marcusmotill

    You would want to look into XML capability, of whihc you will need a .xml file (can make one for an excel file) that thas fields for the properties you wish to change (eg: filename).


    Window >> Variable is where you would want to do this in Ilustrator, or look into using InDesign.

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    Jun 12, 2013 10:20 AM   in reply to marcusmotill

    turn all your logos into Symbols, create you template and place instances of the symbol logoA where you need it. Then swap symbol logoA with symbol logoB, logoC...etc for each catalog.

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