I have my base elements on the master page and two text boxes on page 1 on of a single page document. I am creating raffle tickets so there is box on the left side of the page and the right side of the page. I need this step 3 times down the sheet.
I've tried using a comma delimited and tab delimited file. These files have two columns with numbers 1-500 and each with a different heading. Ticket 1 and Ticket 2.
When I turn on multiple records nothing step and repeats. It looks exactly the same as a single record. I make raffle tickets like these quite often but the template I've used for the last few years is 1 up, built to the size of the ticket, and everything works great. I end up with 500 pages, send through our impositioning software then print.
In this case, my client wants to print the files themselves and have them stepped up 4 per sheet.
Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?
If the placeholders are onthe documetn page rather than the master page, ID will want to duplicate all of the objects, including master objects. For a multi-record merge you want just one set of placeholders, in the upper left position, and nothing else, then apply your master page after the merge.
When I read the third line of Kimberli's email, I thought of this article from my blog which might help if the artwork was set up as it was in previous years (i.e. 1up)
It takes the 1-up PDF and allows it to be placed into InDesign as it it were prepared in an n-up imposition.
It isn't a fix to the multiple record issue that the OP has, but rather a workaround.