I need InDesign for one purpose only and I'm happy to buy the software tot achieve this. To create a PDF catalogue with data drawn from a CSV spreadsheet. I have a 30-day trial version and I've designed the catalogue, and sucessfully merged the data, which looks perfect in multiple record preview mode.
When i generate the actual pages though, the merged records are nowhere near the format that i expected considering the preiew resuly. Off the page, as if formatted in a radically different way. I understand that the margins used for merge are differrent to the document margins but this isn't a case of 'tweaking a couple of mm, it's a world apart.
It's more than possible that I'm missing something here, but I have read a lot about a bug in ID regarding multiple record merging.
Have I screwed up or is ID buggy in this respect and simply not up to the task?
Any help would be appreciated.
Preview for multiple records is buggy, and onec you've don it anthe templat produces bad results it will always produce bad results.
Copy your placeholders to a new template file, then do your merge without pressing the preview button.
Thanks for your help Peter, That now works fine; I just have to stay away from that preview button!
Disappointed with Adobe though. I'm always prepared to pay for a good piece of software, and I was quite prepared to buy InDesign after 30 days, but this bug seems to have been there for quite some time with no fix.
Thanks once again for your help.