I would like to find a solution for letter creation automation. The idea is I send an email to my server-mac / or put a text document in a special dropbox folder, so that this email or text is processed automatically to put its text content into the body of a letter with my letterhead etc.
email to server watching address
subject: create business letter
[from] me [/from] -> puts my name in the placeholder
[to] adress here [/to] -> fills out the address part of the letter
[signature] yes [/]-> puts my signature file (or already on the template)
then this letter could be sent directly back to me by mail, or to a printer or to a fax...
how could I do this? I have indesign CS3, filemaker.
your help is very appreciated...
What part of the above would you use InDesign for, then? It has nothing to do with mail address databases or e-mail sending.
I was not clear, sorry. I use indesign for the layout of my text documents. I would like to create a master with text boxes and get them filled automatically by a folder watching workflow or by emailing text to the computer. I dont want a mail address database and no email sending. But there could be several output formats, like email, print etc.