I'm making a sort of student list with photos. (Not sure what it's called in English, since it's not my native tongue)
I have a list of all the school students' names and school numbers. I need to place them in separate boxes like so;
I've been doing this for a couple of schools every year. Normally, I just copy and paste each student's number and name one by one. So the process is like:
1- Go to the full list and copy the student's number.
2- Paste it to the text box on top of the student's picture.
3- Go to the full list and copy the student's name.
4- Paste it to the text box at the bottom of the student's picture.
5- Do the same thing for the next student.
Obviously, this is very time consuming, and it can take a few hours, depending on how many students there are in a school. I'm trying to find a way to automate this process. By the way, I'm not very familiar with scripting. Is there a readily available script I can use for such a task, or will I have to make one. Where should I start?
Take a look at Data Merge in the help files.
You might be able to adapt this file for Data Merge. You would need to modify the template file, and save the text file as either .csv or tab delimited text without the Class B line. You can read about Data Merge in the Help files -- the coverage is very good, then ask more specific questions here (and you can ask in your native language and we'll attempt to translate).
One word of warning, though. This would be a multiple records per page merge, and the Data Merge Preview is buggy, so if you use it you must immediately Undo before you actually merge the file.