InData builds antiquarian books catalog

June 6, 2012 by - Comments off

Pia Oliver at Randall House Rare Books in Santa Barbara tells how they use InData to save “enormous time.”

We create our rare book catalogues utilizing InData to get the data from our database into our layout program. We use FileMaker Pro v.10 and InDesign CS4 (previously we used QuarkXpress). Since our data is very strictly formatted and our catalogues consist of unique items, averaging 500-800 at a time, it would be dreadful having to do all this formatting by hand. The plug-in saves us enormous time.

I have attached a pdf of the finished product of one of our catalogues created this way. All of the information for the books are taken from approximately 25 different fields for each record/book. I first began using InData for a catalogue that consisted of more than 1,000 books.

A sample book catalog page (click on the image to download a full PDF version):

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