Meadows Publishing has updated its AutoPrice tool for Adobe InDesign CC, though it also supports earlier versions. AutopPrice is a plug-in for linking text and graphics in any type of database to InDesign documents. It’s designed to automate the process of inserting, updating and versioning prices for catalogs, retail flyers and similar publications. It is also ideal for updating timetables, phone lists or any other type of information that can be referenced from a database or spreadsheet file.
It extracts and updates data via placeholders within documents that are linked to records in any type of database or spreadsheet. Placeholders can be positioned anywhere on the page, even within running text, and can be styled without restriction for maximum design possibilities. Raw database prices can also be styled in virtually any fashion as they are extracted.
It can also be used to instantly insert or swap out product pictures, logos or any type of graphic image. It also includes advanced searching and error reporting capabilities. Comprehensive and fully-featured report generation aids proofing, billing or index generation. For large projects and multiple files, AutoPrice supplies selectable batch processing, also complete with full reporting.
The AutoPrice database engine is mature, field-tested and proven to be lightning-fast, typically requiring no more than a few seconds to completely update a page. It’s been around for over 18 years now and widely used by many catalog and financial publishers throughout the world.