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Catalog Export: InDesign Import Assistance

Overview 

This article will show you how to import a file into InDesign, once you have already exported the activity information out of CivicRec. This tool will assist when you create Brochures.

Once you have successfully exported your Activity List out of CivicRec, please use the below instructions as a guide to import the information into InDesign.

Note: In no way is CivicRec affiliated with, nor do we support InDesign. If you require assistance not fulfilled in this document, we encourage you to visit the InDesign website, or consult InDesign Support.

Instructions

  1. Click New on the home page
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  2. Fill in fields (Recommended Specs)
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    • Document Preset: Default
    • Intent: Print
    • Number of Pages: 1
    • Start Page #: 1
    • Facing Pages: Check to apply
    • Primary Text Frame: Do not select
    • Page Size: Letter
    • Width: 8.5 in
    • Height: 11 in
    • Orientation: Portrait
    • Columns:
      • Number: 1
      • Gutter: 0.1667 in
    • Margins:
      • Top: 0.5 in
      • Bottom: 0.5 in
      • Inside: 0.5 in
      • Outside: 0.5 in
  3. Drag and drop the CivicRec Brochure Export
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  4. Drag text box onto the page to place the content
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  5. Open Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles  to view the ParaStyles Palette
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  6. View Imported Paragraph Styles
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  7. Adjust Paragraph Styles to Format
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