I've been asked to help automate a product overview catalog that looks something like this:
Each gray line is one product, consisting of an item number, name and some information about packaging and 2-4 certificate images in the end. Each time there's some fluff it's a new category, like Tires (regular), Tires (wooden), Tires (concrete), etc. There can be any number of products in each category.
I'm looking for a good way to automate this task, hopefully while keeping it easy for my client to modify the basic template. I have everything ready, including the feed for the item information in any format I need. The primary challenge I'm faced with is trying to make sure it all fits nicely on a page, automatically, rather than just flowing everywhere. I'm constrained because it should fill as little as possible, as the end product should be a small A4 flyer with all products printed on both sides.
I have tried automating it with InDesign but I haven't been able to make something that grows automatically, in a relative fashion. I also tried making it as a webpage which worked decently, but didn't give me the print quality I needed. My current approach is to find a tool that is more suited for tasks like this, but I'm also open to any suggestions on how to solve it with the tools I've tried so far.