1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 8, 2018 4:26 PM by Colin Flashman

    InDesign data merge—"remove blank lines" resulting in extra characters

    matthewjm Level 1

      I'm using data merge to import two variables per line, and have checked the "Remove blank lines for empty fields" box. The result is a wealth of extra characters that I can't remove using find-and-replace. Of the 24 lines of variables, typically only three contain text, so the other 21 should be empty lines and be deleted by the "Remove blank lines" option.

       

      Attempting to paste these characters into the "find and replace" field, I see

       

      ^|^|^|^|^|^|^|^|^|^|^|^|^|^|

       

      Any suggestions? Thanks