UniMerge is the solution. You create a report template
 in FrameMaker describing how each type of database
record is to be processed and formatted, save it as a
MIF file, and execute it on the database output. The
result is fully-formatted, ready-to print output. The
rport templated can include FM markders in the report
template to produce running header/footers indexes,
and other goodies. I have a PDF which describes
UniMerge's powerful features.
--- David Creamer <ideaslists at ideastraining.com>
wrote:

> > What we do here is take let's say 100 products
> which include the
> > image, descriptions, and all the corresponding
> sizes or colors in a
> > table, and export from a filemaker database and
> then import into
> > Frame. Frame streams all the information into the
> template -- all 100
> > products -- where we then lay them out in the
> template. I can then
> > take each individual product and apply a straddle
> here, resize a
> > table there, etc. Each product is its own entity
> within frame.
> > If I do the exact same import into InDesign, all
> 100 products become
> > just one large text block and they lose their
> individuality and thus
> > I lose the ability to design each prouct.
> > Can that individuality somehow be maintained with
> ID??? Plugins
> > perhaps???
> > 
> With InDesign, you might want to take a slightly
> different approach and look
> at EmSoftware.com plug-ins: InData and InCatalog.
> (InCatalog can even
> maintain a "live" link to your database.)
> 
> David Creamer
> I.D.E.A.S. - Results-Oriented Training
> http://www.IDEAStraining.com
> Adobe Certified Trainer & Expert (since 1995)
> Authorized Quark Training Provider (since 1988)
> Markzware, Enfocus, FileMaker Certified
> 
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