Hello there! I am making a catalog with pricing and text information. Just curious if there is a way to bind your excel data to a textframe. For example, once you have placed your text frames with the text information and later you decided to change the prices but I don't want to manually update it one by one. Is there a way to tie this data to a textframe and later if I change my data on the excel file I will be able to pull the new information?
Please let us know. Thank you very much.
There are ways to do this, but it sounds to me like you really want a catalog plugin of some sort. (That you'd have to pay for, of course.) It depends on how often you need the data to update - are you willing to relink/update a csv file to update all prices all at once? If so, perhaps you don't need a commercial plug-in; look into the built-in Data Merge tool in InDesign.
But, if you're expecting to use your Excel file as-is without any pre-processing, your options are more limited. You can import named ranges of Excel files; I've seen that described on the forums but have never tried it myself.