J2SCatalog is a plug-in for InDesign CS designed to automatically tag and generate documents starting from an XML data source.
J2SCatalog can be used to lay out catalogues, property listings for estate agents, directories, ... i.e. any kind of publication featuring information sharing the same structure (records).
The user first creates a «model» by laying out the items of a typical information unit (record). J2SCatalog then duplicates this model throughout the document, adding new pages as necessary prior to importing the data from the XML files.
J2SCatalog does not intend to fully automate the creative process of page layout but to deal with the fastidious task of laying out and tagging all items in a document for XML import.
J2SCatalog relies on InDesign CS own XML processing possibilities. Once the document has been generated, the updating process is as simple as using the XML import feature provided by InDesign CS.
J2SCatalog demo version is limited to the first 10 records of the XML file.