Your subject line asks about Word then post about Excel.
Which is it?
The Partners want to use Word - their proposals are in Indesign - I think that if they update data in an Excel Spreadsheet - then I can merge into either Indesign or Word to build their resumes...
Am looking for help with the merge in indesign... I get the merge set up, but each time it merges a field, it makes a new page. I would like it to make a new field and just keep running on the page, and when the page is filled, have it overflow to another page.
Data Merge in ID is pretty straight forward. You have the option of doing one record per page, or multiple records, but for multiple records you must be very careful how you set up the merge template. A screen shot of what you have with all frame edges showing would go a long way toward diagnosing the merge problem.