4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2012 6:57 AM by Colin Flashman

    Complicated Merge in InDesign CS5

    BeaconDigital

      Hi folks,

       

      Is there any way to create a mail merge with conditionals? I have a table in Numbers which has a the names of about 115 people that I wish to send a wedding invitation to. Each row consists of a unique name and that persons mailing address, but there may be several invitees at the same address. As a result, I would like to:

       

      a) send one invite per address

      b) include a response card with the names of all invitees at that address along with an option to accept or decline

       

      For example, the table might look like so:

       

       

      First Name 1

      Last Name 1

      email 1

      Address 1

      Unit 1

      City

      State, Country

      Postal Code 1

      First Name 2

      Last Name 2

      email 2

      Address 2

      Unit 2

      City

      State, Country

      Postal Code 2

      First Name 3

      Last Name 3

      email 3

      Address 2

      Unit 2

      City

      State, Country

      Postal Code 2

      First Name 4

      Last Name 4

      email 4

      Address 2

      Unit 2

      City

      State, Country

      Postal Code 2

       

      So I would want one invitation to go to address 1 with a response card that might look like so:

       

      First Name 1 Last Name 1  -  will attend ____  -  will not attend ____

       

      While the invitation to go to address 2 would have a response card that might look like:

       

      First Name 2 Last Name 2  -  will attend ____  -  will not attend ____

      First Name 3 Last Name 3  -  will attend ____  -  will not attend ____

      First Name 4 Last Name 4  -  will attend ____  -  will not attend ____

       

      Does anybody know if this can be done in InDesign CS5? If not, any suggestions howI might acomplish this in another package? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

       

      Glen