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Eric Lockwood
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Data Merge many records into one single text frame

Jan 4, 2013 11:26 AM

Tags: #data_merge

I've been working with the Data Merge function, which is great.  BUT I need to flow all my records into ONE contiguous text block...any ideas?

 
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    Jan 4, 2013 11:43 AM   in reply to Eric Lockwood

    With data merge, you can not flow multiple records into one continuous text frame. You could use an XML workflow to import data into a continuous text frame. Or possibly, import the data while retaining table, apply necessary styling and modifications. Then convert table to text.

     
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:17 PM   in reply to Eric Lockwood

    Go here

     

    http://ajarproductions.com/blog/2008/11/28/merge-textframes-extension- for-adobe-indesign/

     

    to find a script that can link all the text frames in your document. It was written for CS4 (you don't mention what version you're using)

     
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:31 PM   in reply to Eric Lockwood

    The script that Tom mentions will assembly all text frames into one. If you need to leave the text frames on their respective pages, but have them threaded, you could use a plugin called TextStitch.

     
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:37 PM   in reply to Eric Lockwood

    Here is the link for TextStitch

     
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