Create directories and reference documents in minutes

If you’re creating directories and reference documents from spreadsheets, Word documents or a database, an automated layout application is the answer you’re looking for. Our data publishing solution is extremely quick, accurate and there’s no compromise on design or creativity. It’s the perfect fit for long format texts. 

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“A Decent Group system produces in four hours a directory that previously took twelve weeks.”

Jasper John

Chambers & Partners

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The benefits of a database publishing solution

Our application hooks into your existing database and InDesign, and creates perfectly formatted, print-ready InDesign files. (If you don’t have a database we can build a user-friendly one in which you can easily import and manage your source data.)

Once your design rules are set up – however sophisticated, there are no constraints – in moments you can output a document of dozens, hundreds or thousands of pages, all in standard InDesign format so it can be easily adjusted, polished or added to.

The key benefits of automated typesetting are time and accuracy. Creative time is expensive and asking an artworker or designer to carry out a long series of repetitive tasks is not efficient. With an automated layout application you can carry out all those tasks in an instant without making a single mistake.

This is especially the case for directories and reference documents, which are typically huge and extremely repetitive – the ideal conditions for human error, and the ideal application of software.

The application can also index and cross-reference your document automatically – saving many more hours of work.

With a quick, accurate automated solution, a job that took days can be completed in a fraction of the time.

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