Hi - I'm having the weirdest problem with InDesign: I'm using Data Merge from .csv to create a set of cards (9 per page), and when I Export to PDF from the Data Merge panel, one of my fields has the wrong data: it uses values from previous records and repeats that.
What's strange, is that when Previewing, everything is fine. Also fine is if I Create a Merged Document, and export that as PDF. Also fine is if I Export PDF using just the range of entries that is playing up: I only get wrong data if doing Export PDF, "All Records" from the Data Merge panel. Very frustrating!
Does anyone have any insight? I get the feeling my data is ok, if exporting individual records is fine...
Cheers for any help.
This is a known bug. Re-build the template -- you can copy the fields from the old one, but that file will never work properly once damaged -- and run the merge without using the preview.
Thanks! That got me on the path to what looks like a fix...
Copying all the fields to a new file didn't solve the problem - same behavior, but after starting fresh I started adjusting field sizes and stumbled across a possible fix.
The one field that was causing trouble is a text box for a single digit, so its bounds are quite small. The field Placeholder name eg. <<initial>> is larger, and was complaining about cutoff text. Increasing the bounds of the text box to be at least the size of placeholder text reliably solves the problem. Shrinking it to the size of a single digit ..problem's back.
Thanks again Peter.