12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2013 12:22 PM by Peter Spier

    Simple text data merge on existing page


      I have 480-page book already designed in InDesign 5.5 Mac (in 36 files, formated as a book). The book has facing pages. I also have a csv file with 480 different phrases (single line for each record, in my image folder). I want to place one phrase centered in the same place on each page (one per page) beneath the existing content on that page. I tried doing this with Data Merge on a text field on a page, but it seems to generate new pages, rather than put the data on existing pages. Is there a way to do this automatically?  And do I need to do this to each section file, or is there a way to apply it to the whole book?