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datamerge merges same info through out layout instead of going off of csv file

Feb 25, 2013 9:04 AM

i cannot figure out why, but when i click to create merged document it previews perfectly. i unclick preview (have read it can cause issues during merge) and merge the document. Instead of it merging like the preview i literally get 31 pages of the same thing as opposed to 31 pages of my catalog.

thanks

vinny

 

 

****it uses row 19 of the catalog.csv source file for everything

 
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    Feb 25, 2013 9:04 AM   in reply to speed3kid

    "Unclicked Preview"? How?

    Run the merge without clicking the preview at all and see if that works.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 10:33 AM   in reply to speed3kid

    Did you run without clicking preview (and you need to close and reopen the template first)? Once you've clicked the preview, the damage is done unless the next thing you do is Edit > Undo...

     

    How many sets of placeholders are on the template?

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 10:50 AM   in reply to speed3kid

    Just wanted to verify that you were only using one set.

     

    What version of ID? Have you installed the latest update for it?

     

    I would use the None master page, too, until after the merge. Doesn't look like that's part of the problem, but you never know.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:05 AM   in reply to speed3kid

    Multiple record merges can have only a single-page template, and unless you put the placeholders on the master page there should be nothing else at all on the page. ID will try to duplicate your headers and footers, otherwise, and they obviously cannot fit multiple times.

     
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