I'm trying to create a book for a summer camp that I volunteer at. We give the books to the campers at the end and it has the contact information of all the people who were at camp.
When I use the data merge, the preview looks exactly as it is supposed to, but once it creates the new document, the text that was merged is only the contact information of a couple of the campers, repeated throughout the document. Is there any way to make it work so that all of the different campers' information flows, not just a single one repeated over and over again? When I created the data merge, I selected multiple records.
The preview has been buggy since CS5, I think. Try doing the merge without doing a preview, though it may already have damaged the file. If it doesn't work without the preview, copy the placeholders into a new document and try from there, again without pressing the Preview button.
It looks like it worked, thank you so much! Lifesaver!