DesignMerge Pro now includes the Meadows
GroupPicture™ module, which can be used to
create variable layouts and groups, which can be referenced
as variable elements in your VDP job!
Using GroupPicture, the user can take any
InDesign or QuarkXPress document objects (text frames, picture
frames, lines, etc.) group them, and save them as external
files that we call GroupPictures. Think of a GroupPicture
in the same way you would a TIFF or EPS file - the difference
is that when the file is imported, you get the original document
elements, perfectly positioned on the page.
GroupPicture files can also contain DesignMerge
Variable Links, Rules, and CopyFit information. As the groups
are imported, DesignMerge and GroupPicture communicate with
one another, and the variable data contained within the groups
is merged and updated at the same time.
GroupPicture is a truly unique product, and
can be used for hundreds of applications, from one-up business
card layouts, to full page custom travel brochures. Please
view the sample video to learn more about using GroupPicture
to merge variable layouts and groups in your document.