How long is a piece of string?
Hard to answer you. I have no idea of how much text is involved in individual records or actual fields. It takes but a minute here to merge a tab delimited file of 500+ records that ends up producing an 80 page merge file.
What file format are you merging? Is it the actual placing of an Excel file or merging a delimited type of file?
its almost 7000 records, with approximately 70 individual placeholders per
final page, and the placeholders are located within an excel csv file, so I
am merging a delimited file.
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Try saving and using a tab-delimited version.
Seventy fields is a lot of data, though...
And a lot of RAM is really meaningless. ID CS6 is a 32-bit program, so can only address a bit less than 4 gb.
You may have better success in splitting up the merge into say 3 separate pieces. You can make these 3 merge files from your CSV (and I would use tab delimited as well). Then, with your master merge file, merge one and save the file, then close it. In your master merge file, load #2. Merge it, save and close it. Same with #3.
Then open #1, place #2 at the end, place #3 at #2's end.
Your file has a lot of fields, a lot of records. I would try the above.
I'm producing a census form with household occupants names and details hence the number of placeholders...tab delimiting does not fix the issue...cutting down on the number of palceholders doew...gonna have to rethink how i do this...
thanks for the help