What is the best way to publish a part catalog to both print and web?
November 9, 2007 11:32 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to publish a part catalog for printing and the web?
posted by colecovizion to computers & internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Here is what our data looks like:
* Over 10,000 part numbers (Parts are categorized by family/subfamily/series)
* Hundreds of part drawings (in EPS and GIF)
* Parts are added/edited/deleted frequently
Currently, we have a giant InDesign file were all of the data is "hard-coded" into it. Likewise, our website is hard-coded (no database backend). The main difference is that the pictures are in vector (EPS) on the InDesign file and GIF on the website.
I'm thinking that a database should be at the core of both of these publications so that we can update one location instead of two. If this is the case, what is the best software to link a print publishing program (such as InDesign) up to a database? The closest thing I've found is Corel Ventura. If a database isn't the solution, what other options do I have?