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Names, Names, Lots of Names

Names, Names, Lots of Names

Names, Names, Lots of Names


Ive hunted around the net for a possible solution for this but cant find it anywhere.
So, Ive signed up here hoping someone here can help.

Im a graphic artist for a printing company and lately for some reason we are getting huge orders for name badges.

I have an order to do on Monday for 180 individual name badges.
Then later in the week another order for over 500!

Normally, the amount of name badges are small quantities, so theyre no bother to type out individually.

How I normally operate is I use Adobe Illustrator CS2 for artwork generation, then import the work into Corel Draw 12 for laying up and, in this case, add all the individual names to the badges. Then export, then rip to print.

Now. . .
Is there a way, in Illustrator or Corel, to have a generic name badge layout with the artwork I require, then import a name list of some format and have each name automatically added to its own name badge?

I have both the 180 names and the over 500 names listed in xml documents.

Im really not looking forward to doing these names individually.

And secondary to this. . .
If importing is possible, how about fonts, justifications, fitting long names to the required space, etc.

Many reagrds :)

RE: Names, Names, Lots of Names

Use Print Merge, should be available from the File Menu


RE: Names, Names, Lots of Names

Hi there.

Make a badge template and try the Print Merge Option of the Corel File Menu.

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