March
2012
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How To Quickly Make A Print Catalog From A Simple Data File
Example of a print brochure made from a simple data file

Do you need a nice print brochure or catalog for your top-selling products?

Getting started is a lot easier than you think.

December
2011
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Make a Print Catalog from Scratch Using Your Own Product Data — Part 4
Excel is useful for bulk editing of product data for print catalogs

This article is the fourth in a series that explains how to enter product data for making print catalogs. Catalog-on-Demand provides a tool for this purpose. It is called Private Data Editor (PDE).

Please read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 first.

This article is about using Excel for bulk editing of your product data. It is very convenient to use Excel in conjunction with PDE for managing hundreds or thousands of rows of product data. You can make minor edits in PDE. When you have a lot of products to edit, then it is easiest to: (a) use PDE to export the products to Excel; (b) edit them in Excel; and (c) use PDE to import back from Excel. We have customers managing thousands of products in this way. It is also a fast way to add new products. This is especially true when you are copying data over from other spreadsheets or other sources.

December
2011
9
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Using Variants in Your Google Product Feed Will Improve Your Print Catalogs
Variants in your Google data feed make better print catalogs

Uploading your product data to Google Product Search is a terrific (and free!) way to increase exposure to your eCommerce site. And now that same data feed that you provide to Google can be used to make print catalogs.

However, there is one problem that we are seeing frequently — each size and color is listed as a separate product. This is not correct. Instead, each color and size should be listed as a separate variant of a product.

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