Paginating price lists and catalogs with Fastcat and Adobe® InDesign®

Connecting data from Excel sheets to InDesign, with Fastcat, to paginate price lists and catalogs is really simple.

Create your graphic layout freely and manually with InDesign without worrying about the tedious part of entering data.

Fastcat will help you to insert and keep updated prices, descriptions, images with the simplicity of a click.

Its natural use is in the creation of catalogs, price lists, technical data sheets, brochures, leaflets, etc.

Production Workflow

Graphic project set-up.

The graphic project set-up is makes in Adobe InDesign, depending on the requirements/needs of the customer. Paragraph, table, cell styles, and each project layout section, are entrusted to graphic designer, as if it is a manual layout.

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Insert with Fastcat.

After importing the database into Fastcat, the graphic designer has the task of connecting Excel to InDesign by inserting texts, images and table, in InDesign documents. At any time, the graphic designer will be able to graphically refine the entire document.

Linking Excel to InDesign

Publish file.

After finishing the process of entering data and completing the perfecting graphic layout, the InDesign document is ready to be generated in pdf format for printing or for distribution via the Internet.

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Automatic update of modified data.

After modifying the excel database, the graphic designer can choose to update from Fastcat selection, update from InDesign selection or update InDesign document, with a single click.
The InDesign document is immediately available for further revision of the layout by the graphic designer.


Choose FrameEditor

FrameEditor is the fully automatic software for publishing catalogs and price lists, who generate for InDesign and FrameMaker.