Data Importer Plug-in IconThe Data Importer plug-in lets you import data into Author-it from an external source. It works much like mail merge.

With the Data Importer:

  • You specify the external data source; for example, an Excel worksheet or Access database.
  • In Author-it, you create a boilerplate topic that contains fields that reference the columns in the spreadsheet's workbook. The topic can contain other boilerplate text (including tables, images, and specifying styles).
  • When you run Data Importer, it creates a topic for each row in the spreadsheet and merges values from the worksheet.

Data Importer

The following video demonstrates the Data Importer plug-in.

For more details refer to the online documentation.

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