0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2014 2:05 AM by alanomaly

    Is there a way to export / extract a document's used data merge placeholders?

    alanomaly Level 1

      Is there any way, by feature, scripting or XML trickery, to extract a list of the Data Merge placeholders that are actually used in an Indesign document?

       

      InDesign clearly has this data - it uses it in the Data Merge window to tell you which pages the listed placeholders appear on. Is there any way to get the list of used placeholders as a CSV, list, text file, etc etc?

       

      I'm looking for a way on a very complex Data Merge project to ease fixing errors and to ease paring the data sheets down to only the fields that are in use (out of hundreds).