I have my document open and a link to data merge two fields. From the Data Merge panel I can't select Preview nor apparently complete the data merge. What step am I missing?
Hi Peter –
What I’ve been doing in the past is using a document that prints our diplomas. The InDesign document has two fields <<Diploma Name>> and <<Honor>> which I usually merge with new data from an updated link. I believe I’m just missing the step that completes the merge but the person that I rely on for this help has left the institution and I’m getting panicky.
OK, that sounds like the placeholders are there. Is the correct source file selected inthe Data Merge panel? You should see a list with the field names. If not, openthe panel flyout menu, choose Select Data Source and open the correct file (you may need to do this, anyway, if you use a differnt file each year).
On my way out the door for a couple of hours, so I won't be able to provide answers to more questions quite as fast. The Help files and videos really are pretty good, though.