FAQ Interactiv’ Publisher – EasyCatalog

(Frequently asked questions about Interactiv’ Publisher – EasyCatalog)

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What’s Interactiv’ Publisher?

Interactiv’ Publisher gives you the autonomy to create documents in an automated way on InDesign thanks to the automatic layout of EasyCatalog (65bit Software).

Interactiv’ Publisher therefore includes the acquisition of the InDesign EasyCatalog plug-in, as well as support at every stage for the implementation of this plug-in (support, training, installation of EasyCatalog, expertise around your data in order to be able to link them to InDesign correctly etc.).

EasyCatalog presentation

What’s EasyCatalog?

EasyCatalog is the ideal tool for creating files such as catalogues, product data sheets, technical datasheets, directories, etc. EasyCatalog allows you to assemble data automatically and securely from Excel, XML, database, PIM… files inn Adobe InDesign. Do you need to make changes? Updates to your data are directly reflected in your layout.

EasyCatalog is the reference solution for automated catalogue layout.

Why change for EasyCatalog?

If you compare EasyCatalog with other automation tools, you will notice three major advantages: it is much more ergonomic, it displays your data directly in InDesign so that you can manipulate it without any need to copy/paste, and your InDesign files are directly linked to the data.

How can EasyCatalog fetch my data?

EasyCatalog can retrieve data from any data source: Excel file, CSV, XML, Database, PIM / DAM

Can EasyCatalog be connected to a product database (PIM)? If so, which ones?


EasyCatalog can be connected to all PIMs on the market thanks to its ODBC connector. This additional module allows you to update your InDesign document as soon as a modification has been made in your database, and on the contrary, to update your database when modifications have been made to your InDesign document.

Interactiv’ Technologies has also developed its own PIM “Interactiv’ DataBase“. Need a demonstration or more information? Do not hesitate to fill in the form to find out more.

Can multilingual document be managed with EasyCatalog?


It is very easy to transcribe a catalogue into different languages. For example, you can translate a French document into English in just a few clicks. You will save precious time by automating this type of publication.

What is the duration of an EasyCatalog project?


Thanks to the Interactiv’ Publisher solution, EasyCatalog can be set up in a few weeks. The training only requires a few days. The duration of each project can be personalized according to the needs of each person and the internal skills of your company.

The types of documents that can be created with the EasyCatalog automation

What types of documents can I create with EasyCatalog?


EasyCatalog allows you to produce all types of publications: catalogues, technical data sheets, product sheets, directories… even with many pages. You can also automate the creation of labels, barcodes, product sheets and price sheets.

Can my document be automated?

If some catalogues do not seem to be automatable at first glance, they can become so with a simple restructuring. Indeed, more than 3/4 of catalogues, directories, technical data sheets, product sheets, etc. can be automated. Our graphic designers are at your disposal to study with you how we can automate your documents. You can also take the test Can your document be automated? “to find out if your document can be automated.

Can I layout a catalogue in EasyCatalog with a very large number of references / information?

The data can be sorted, grouped, and filtered with the EasyCatalog pallet to make it easy to work even with many references. A search tool also allows you to find and isolate a particular reference.

Is EasyCatalog useful if my document only has very few pages?

Even if a document/catalogue has few pages, this is not an obstacle to its automation. EasyCatalog is useful in the following cases: marketing support based on the product database, translating catalogues in several languages, regular updates of product information, etc. Choosing Interactiv’ Publisher (EasyCatalog) to automate your publications will save you time and invaluable productivity.

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Who can participate in an InDesign or EasyCatalog training?

Approved training organization (DataDock and Qualiopi certified), Interactiv’ Technologies allows you to acquire the necessary knowledge to use InDesign and EasyCatalog in total autonomy: whether you are a Graphic Designer, a Computer Graphic Designer, or in the Marketing and Communication departments, regardless of your skills in DTP

What level is required for the InDesign and/or EasyCatalog training courses.

We offer courses for all levels: whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, you will find courses adapted to your needs. Our courses can be academic or customized, individual or group courses, etc. : We adapt to your needs.

What are the points covered during the training courses?


During the training sessions, you will cover a wide range of topics. This will also depend on your level. The courses can also be personalized if desired.

In EasyCatalog’s classic training courses, the following points are developed: import/export, panel configurations, creation and assembly of templates, custom fields, assemblies for summaries and indexes, synchronization between a data source and an InDesign document, etc.

Among the InDesign training courses, we provide Basic Training, but also training on GREP styles, or other ‘personalized’ courses.

Can the training courses be paid for?

As Interactiv’ Technologies is a DataDock and Qualiopi approved and certified training center, the training courses can effectively be handled by your OPCO. Contact our team to find out more about support by filling in the form.

If you would like to know whether or not the training can be taken care of in your case, and if you would then like to have a price estimate, please click on the button below:

Support and assistance to EasyCatalog with Interactiv’ Publisher

Is there a support team in case of need?

Yes, you can decide to take the package which includes support: our team of experts will always answer you, every working day from 9 to 6.

Rates and conditions for Interactiv’ Publisher – EasyCatalog

What is the price for an Interactiv’ Publisher – EasyCatalog project?

The price fluctuates depending on the project. It depends, for example, on whether you want to simply buy EasyCatalog, or if you want to be trained for it, if you want access to the future updates, to our support, etc.

Fill out the “Cost estimate” form to estimate the cost of the project depending on your needs.

For the acquisition of EasyCatalog, is it a subscription or a purchase?


It is a purchase: you only need to buy (and therefore pay for) EasyCatalog once, during the purchase. Then, you will always have it.

To learn more about the acquisition costs, you can answer the “Cost estimate” form.