I am using InDesign CS5.5 and need to flow multiple images into pre-designed frames and names into pre-designed text boxes under each frame. I have looked at data merge, anchoring, etc, but haven't found anything that will do exactly what I need .... yet. I have attached an Indesign file image(sorry, I don't see where I can attach the actual file) I put together to show you exactly what I mean. Can this be done?
I know how to link the text boxes and flow the names into place, but how can I flow the images as well? I need to make a composite similar to below, but on a MUCH larger scale; 400-500 images/names, AND the probability of having to either take out or put in images/names 2-3 separate times is very high. So...to make this layout work the most efficiently, I need be able to flow the images/names multiple times.
Bottom line is I need to set up my image frames to a certain size over the entire page, then flow images to the frames and names to the text boxes under each frame.
I don't know a way to flow images but you can place them in a quick way by clicking place from file menu then you can select and place multiple images, then click to place the first image then press the left/right arrow key to navigate through your images and click again each time you place an image. Check this link you will find more details under the title "Place mutiple graphics":