8 Replies Latest reply on Jul 29, 2013 10:43 AM by RuthK

    generate Table of Contents from placed InDesign document (data merge)

    RuthK Level 1

      I'm designing a small catalogue.

       

      I'm just getting to grips with data merge, and I've designed a document which pulls the images and data from a spreadsheet into a placeholder document to make a whole load of "data boxes".

       

      I then place the pages from this MERGED document into a new indesign document which has the background and footers for my catalogue (around 8 boxes on a page)

       

      I want to use data inside of the placed document to generate my ToC so I have an index page. But I don't think inDesign can "see" into the placed document.

       

      Any amazing ideas? I'm sure there are better ways to do this.

       

      I'm using InDesign CC

       

      Ruth