I need some help and I hope there is someone here that can figure this one out.
What I need to do:
I need to make a few magazine spreads with classifieds. I have the excel file with 4 columns as follows: A: category, B: ad text, C: contact info, D: premium (yes/no)
How I do it is I use inData to style the text so that the style is done automatically for each text line as they are each in different styles.
The premium ads have a different coloured background then non premium ads. So for automation purposes they have to be in a different text frame in order to give them a paragraph style with a coloured background
A little bit of context:
I am using inData to populate multiple text frames linked together. At the end of each text block that is being imported I have a column break (numpad enter).
My problem is that the amount of text (lines) varies between text blocks so I am using the Text Frame Options (Command B) to make the text frame fit to content automatically. Auto-Size and Height Only as the width needs to stay the same.
My problem is that I do not know how to "link" the text frames to each other to keep the same spacing between frames.
Can anyone figure out a solution for this?
Or, is there a way to only start with one text frame and then have indesign automatically create new text frames to a predefined space between them?
If anyone can figure an alternative solution to my problem would be appreciated also.
Hopefully, someone with InData experience will see this thread and be able to help. In the meantime, I see the Em Software has free basic technical support for their products, along the lines of:
Aside from Em Software as a source for help, I would need to see screen shots of what you would like to accomplish as I cannot picture it. I would suggest using some dummy data and manually positioning and formatting it so a screen shot would be representitive of the desired layout.
Thanks for your suggestions.
But in the weekend I managed to figure out a workaround.