0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2011 12:53 AM by Sejadu

    Packaging design - Importing data from xls or xml

    Sejadu

      Hi,

       

      I am a food packaging designer in South Africa.

       

      I am looking for a way to speed up my workflow especially when it comes to ingredients and nutritional tables on the packaging. I have been entering data manually but this is very time consuming when you have several products with the same information (just different pack sizes).

       

      I was wondering if there is a way for me to import data from excel or an xml file that would function like a link if it needed updating.

      This way I could set up an excel template for ingredients and I could then just import the ingredients into my indesign file.

       

      eg. If I have sugar packaging 1kg, 2kg and 5kg, I could use the same template as a link which I would use in all the files. So, if I need to change something on the ingredients, it would change in al the files.

       

      Please, if anyone has a suggestion or could direct me to a tutorial, I will be eternally grateful and I will give you a high five!

       

      Thanks.