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Stone Craig
Creating Batch Driven Dynamic Text Images
on Mar 24, 2008 at 5:58:06 am

Being new to Illustrator I have an immediate need to handle what I understand to be an advanced requirement. Thank you in advance for any information you might be able to provide.

Here is the challenge:

I have a new client that has created a base image, that requires a text portion (Text message code) to be changed for each image. We are taking an .eps file of each unique code / image and printing a sign. I am needing to be able to read in the 100 different text codes into a Illustrator template / base image and have the application generate an .eps image for each code. Otehrwise I am stuck entering 100+ codes, saving and moving on the the next manually.

Any thoughts, tips on how I can make his happen? I have Adobe CS3 suite.

Best regards,
Stone Craig
stone@stonecraig.com




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Ken Latman
Re: Creating Batch Driven Dynamic Text Images
on Mar 26, 2008 at 9:02:24 pm

What platform are you on? If your on a Mac you might want to look into Applescript to get this done.

Windows side you might be able to doe something with VBscript? Not sure on that one.



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Bryce Darcy
Re: Creating Batch Driven Dynamic Text Images
on Dec 10, 2010 at 3:20:45 pm

Stone, did you ever find a solution to automating Illustrator to produce images with variable text? I have precisely this problem. Found your post last night via Google... and then had to have Cow send me a password reminder. Voila. Here I am.

If anyone else knows how to data drive Adobe Illustrator via a CSV file... any advice would be welcomed!!

B


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