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Help Needed with Syncronizing MDM Publisher to InDesign CS4


I am looking for reference information on how to update an existing InDesign CS4 document that was created from MDM Publisher. I don't understand the process by which I make changes in MDM Publisher to update a catalog, then "push" the new content into my existing InDesign document?

How does the information get updated? What actions do I need to take to pull in new products and information into my existing publication? I can't find any explanatory information on the actions you can execute within InDesign under the MDM menu option like "Refresh Link" and the other actions. What do these options mean?

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated! Best regards.


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    Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 08:11 AM
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      Thank you Nitish for your reply! I appreciate it.

      I do have a follow up question for you. On page 33 of the PDF you referred me to, it states this:

      - Once opened in Adobe InDesign, you can modify, save, and package the publication just as any other InDesign document.

      - In addition, the MDM plug-in to Adobe InDesign lets you perform certain MDM Publisher operations (such as refreshing object data and reflowing presentations) from within Adobe InDesign. This means that once you finalize an MDM publication in Adobe InDesign, you can update it with new data quickly and easy inside Adobe InDesign.

      My question is that the document states that "you can update it with new data quickly and easy..." but I don't see any instructions on how to do that? I looked through the PDF you referred and cannot find any information on the process you would follow to update the data inside the InDesign document. Do you have any support information on that part of the process?

      Thank you very much for your help!

      Best regards,


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