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.
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!!