Either make 10 numbers per record (giving each column a unique name) and use 10 placeholders for a single record per page merge, or do only one number per record (one column) as you are now, but use only one placeholder in the upper left and do a multiple records per page merge. ID will duplicate the frames on the page for you.
when i add the data and apply the data txt to the text box the 000 gets overset, is this correct? im still experimenting so im not sure what you mean as column unique name?
thanks for quick response..
You have two options here.
Suppose you have 100 numbers, and you ant 10 per page. You can have 10 records (rows) in your data file, each with 10 columns containing a number (first row would be 0-9). The very first row of the spreadsheet would need 10 unique column header names that would become the names for the fields which you would place in 10 frames on your template page.
The other option is 100 rows in 1 column, and a single placeholder on the template page.
This is covered quite well in the Data Merge help topic.
its strange as I create a text box with the content and then create the data merge, target the text box with the 000 (text file on my mac) and create data merge and then choose multiple records expecting lots of variants nothing happens. the text box shifts up according to the co-ordinates but it doesnt duplicate the box across as expected.
thanks for your help, Ill try your method..
I suspect it's the crop marks.
Use the None master to start, then change to your master with the marks after you merge. You can set the position for the first frame in the merge options.