How do I create a Grid publication?

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To create a Grid publication certain items are necessary. First of all at least 2 InDesign pages are needed. The first one is a Master page and the second one is an Object page. In a Grid publication the Object pages will be placed on the Master page. The final item necessary is an Excel page which has a unique Key column.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

The Excel file will be uploaded in Brandifyer. This can be done by clicking on ‘Maintenance’ first and ‘Product Gallery’ second. Type in a name for your Gallery field and press ‘Add’.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

Once that is done the Excel file is ready to be uploaded. To do so click on the Excel button, number 2 in the zoomed in part of the image. Upload the desired Excel file and press ‘Save’. To verify your data click on number 1 in the zoomed in part of the image.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

Enter the Template Builder to import the InDesign templates. Importing those templates is the same as a regular InDesign template.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

The Master page should only be uploaded. There is no need to add Datafields or what so ever to this template.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

The Object pages do need Datafields. Those Datafields need to be exactly the same as in the Excel file. Otherwise the template will not ‘understand’ where to get the correct data from. It would be easiest to replicate the order in the Datafields from the Excel file. Once that is done link the datafields to the corresponding places on the template. Once that is done click on the top left on ‘Template’ and select ‘Save&Export’.
Note: do not link ‘Key’ to the template, only enter that name of the datafield. Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

Creating a Grid template is no different than any other template. When selecting a publication type choose ‘Grid publication’. ‘Template’ should have your Master template, ‘Allowed grid templates’ should have your Object templates. After you have selected your Object template click on the ‘+’ button.

Select button 2 (the pencil) to select the function of a datafield.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

The easiest way to get a Grid publication working is by selecting text fields as ‘Text’ and of course an image should be marked as ‘Image’. Press ‘Save’ once the fields are correctly assigned.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

Once back select the amount of Columns and Rows, in this example that will be 2 X 2. Press ‘Save’ to save the publication. To use the template afterwards select ‘To Publication’.Brand Portal Brandifyer Grid Publication

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