I am making a card game, similar to Magic: The Gathering, where I need to create a lot of cards in a similar format but with variable text and background images.
Could anyone point me in the right direction on how I would go about automating the card creation process so that each file is loaded with the correct card image and card text?
Oddly enough, I'm working on this job right now! These card games are fun formatting jobs if you enjoy fiddly automation.
What you want is a Data Merge - keep all of your card info in a spreadsheet, including the directories in which the images are kept, and then use that info to run off all your cards at once. The Help file is in this case quite well written: InDesign Help | Data merge
WooHoo!!! This is it Exactly what I was looking for but I had no idea what it was called. Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction.