How do I create a multi-page PDF file from Adobe InDesign or Illustrator?

Creating a multi-page PDF file with variable data is a relatively straightforward process once you have done it a few times, however, the first time it can be very confusing. Also, I must confess that I am an accountant, so the data portion comes easy. Just remember, I can't design anything....

I have done this many times in Indesign and have not done this from Illustrator.

Learning this can be done by reading how to do this on the Adobe website. Here are several links that might help.

Create from Illustrator

I find the best way to learn this is to spend 10 to 15 minutes watching videos.

I prefer link #2 below.

Create from Indesign

Create from Indesign (2)

If you find any of these links that are no longer working, please email