If I design a formin InDesign (CS4) and want to put different addressses (and other info) think a postcard/self mailer with subscription expiration dates or somethgn likethat, can this be done wiht information that is on a mainframe computer database? Not sure if I worded that correclty, but basically I want to do a mial merge off a main frame into a form I deisgn in InDesign. I'd like to do this onto a Docutech that runs high volumn. Thank you.
You can use Data Merge, to do this.
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Data Merge will do it, but it's EXREMELY inefficient for high volume work like you describe -- you end up with a document with one page for every address, and each one needs to be processed before it's printed. A true VDP solution for the Docutech will allow you to enter the ID file as a template once and merge the address data in the print stream. You may already have that capability...
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