I'm search for the best approach to implement an automatic content driven composition with Indesign.
My contents are XML based.
For now, I work with InDesign (Desktop app) and a scripting solution to handle CMS search and import in predefined InDesign templates or files with known pages number.
Tomorow, I need a solution to compose many pages on demand with an unknown pages number produced, a simple and repeatable InDesign template.
InDesign server will be used to do this job.
But how to use it ?
by handling IDML files ?
by scripting ? an ImageCatalog.jsx based on an XML structure ...
other solution ? maybe a plugin ?
What's the best approach in term of performances, development charge and maintenability ?
Any ideas, samples, ... will be appreciated
Nobody can help me with ideas ? maybe I'm not clear in my request.
I made some tests with script/extendedSrcipt and found that InDesign is able to place xml content overflowing it on next page(s).
This feature, coupled with styles, is interesting and offer me a solution.
But, for print worker constraint, I need graphic frames not to be anchored into text frames.
I want to set graphic frames in an other layer than text. And with anchor object, it's not possible.
How to proceed ?