Hello, for a multilingual catalog project I would have to know how and with what tool I can place text from Excel or a database in text frames / tables. The basic idea is to provide the text box with an ID (eg << text_eng_art_nr_987654>>) and above to make the connection. Does anyone have a tip. Thanks in advance !!!
Read up on data merges. The help file is the first place to read, a Google search will yield more hits and videos as well as written tutorials.
Data merge is really useful in many circumstances, but my first question would be about the size of the project. A really large catalog might be better handled by processing an IDML in some kind of translation memory tool.
If all of your multilingual content is already in Excel, then it's probably best handled with a Data Merge. Note that you can't save Unicode CSV out of Excel for the merge, so for many languages you'll need to save "Unicode Text" out of Excel and tweak your import settings when you select a Data Source for encoding (Unicode) and delimiter (tab instead of comma).