I'm using InDesign to merge six badges to one page with information from a .txt file. I have my source file uploaded and my placeholders matched up and the whole badge grouped. When I preview the multiple record layout, everything is how I want it, but when I click OK I get a new document that looks like my original layout document. There is only one record on the page and it isn't populated except with my placeholders. Any suggestions?
Don't preview. It can corrupt a layout or simply not work with the actual merge. In case you cannot restart ID and successfully just trust the merge and do it, you may need to copy the current merge items into a new ID file--and don't preview.
I removed the data source and deleted the placeholders then re-entered them and imported the data source again. I merged without previewing and it still didn't work.