Hi. I've finally weaved my way here from the PS and AI forums. I've been told InDesign is the best CS tool to use to auto-generate a series of personalized gift certificates from a data file.
If I have a gift certificate blank created in AI and a CSV file populated with names, how do I go about reading in the CSV file and generating 1 PDF file per name (or record in the CSV file)? Is there a tutorial or reference anyone can point me at to get me up to speed asap??
Thank you Kasyan. That's perfect. Hard to believe I was trying to do this in PS4... seems much easier in ID.
I would also like to automate the process outside of ID... by putting the CSV file in a folder and then running a script that will:
1) launch ID
2) open the document blank with data fields already created
3) import the CSV file
4) generate as many PDF files as CSV records
5) close ID
I'm on a Mac OS X platform. I'll google this as well... but if anyone knows of just the link or tutorial I need, please let me know!! Thx!