Is this a multiple records per page merge? If so, DO NOT use the preview feature before running the merge.
no, they are one record per page
in the csv are by excample 50 datafields and 100 records
Data Merge in CS4 was always quite reliable for me, so I suspect a problem in the data file.
on the old Mac with PPC-Processor, the ID CS4 Datamerge has work fine for me.
With the new Mac with Intel-Prozessor has begin the errors.
I have often controlled the datafile, she is ok.
it is very curiously: no error on first page, no error on the upper left textframe; when error then only the first two numbers of five - never the last three numbers. from 1.000 textframes are +- 100 with errors.
I ask me: is the programmcode of CS4 PPC-Prozessor the same of the CS4 Intel-Prozessor.
Can it be a bad code in the CS4-Intel Prozessor ?
Peter, what is the maximum Datafields on the Masterpage from your DataMerge-Jobs ?
And the max textframes ?
Thank you for your answer
I don't do a lot of data Merge, one directory annually, and the odd file now and then. I don't think I've had occasion to put more than a dozen fields in a placeholder, nor more than 20 or so records per page, and my data files are generally under 300 records.
I'm afraid I don't know about coding differences for PPC and Intel processors, though there obviously must be some.
I'm hoping Colin Flashman (CD Flash) will pop in. He's probably our most experienced responder for issues with Data Merge.
If we don't hear from him in 24 hours or so, post back to remind me, and I'll ping him.
Colin Flashman have not post in.
I was actually just thinking about that. I've sent him a meesage.
Have you examined the csv file for errors as opposed to how the data is represented in the spreadsheet?
Have you tried using a tab-delimited file instead of comma-delimited file?
Have you tried different encodings UTF8, UTF16, etc. when exporting .csv or .txt?
Sorry I'm late to the conversation.
I've not encountered this issue, but would suggest uploading samples to a site such as dropbox so other users could try and replicate the fault.
That said (and this is cross-promotion for work I've been doing lately) is I have an alternative way of preparing cut and stack impositions: https://colecandoo.com/2016/01/24/next-beta-script-data-merge-cut-and-stack-assistant/