I'm wondering if there is a way to apply the find/change options I select to all the records I've Data Merged into my InDesign file.
The placeholders won't import the spaces in my database, example if I have
InDesign template: <<bird>>
.csv: bird,beak,beak value
InDesign after Data Merge: Eagle
No spaces came over with the merge. If there is an option to preserve spaces, that would be the easiest solution. However, I'm not finding such a command, so I'd like to add a special character after my colons in the .csv and then use ID to find/change that character in every one of my records into a space or two. Any ideas?
edit: Even on a single record, the find/change isn't applying to my output document, either... Its outputting the special character I wrote into the .csv fields instead of the space it is supposed to change into.
Message was edited by: EX_Achilles
Thanks, but I already wrote <space> into the .csv fields where I need spaces. Sometimes I just want a space and it doesn't necessarily come after a colon. However, that's not really the problem I'm trying to figure out.
1. The recplacement needs to work across all records, not just the one I'm currently previewing.
2. The replacement doesn't stay replaced when I do the actual merge.
*Just so I'm understanding you right, by "search" are you referring to the "find what:" and "replace" are you referring to "Change to:" in the Find/Change Window?