Try Datamerge option
Thanks TPK but can you recommend a good youtube tutorial on how to play around with datamerge? The tutorials I've viewed are very simple and just show how to copy a name over a number of certificates or mailers.
Also, I tried to a simple data merge and kept getting the following error.
"The data source cannot be opened. Confirm that the file exists and that you have rights to open it, then choose the Select Data Source command again."
Thanks Obi but I'm not trying to point someone in another area, I want to fill in the blanks in the text document but filling it out elsewhere. Please take another look at my original post. Thank you!
Yes, DataMerge is your answer with many sources (database) for serial publishing. If you just need a reference to be the same in only one document, then you can use Variables. A Variable can be changed so it will change everywhere where you used the variable. See Adobe InDesign Help for more info.
Are you trying to change the values in one file at a time? Variables are so much simpler that data merge.
To create form letters, envelopes, or mailing labels, you merge a data source file with a target document. Data merge is also referred to as mail merge.
A text variable is an item you insert in your document that varies according to the context.
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Variables can't be cut in 2-lines text!
I see your point, Obi-Wan. I'm going to revise my answer and go with... wait for it... X-refs!
Otherwise, smithgroupla, you are going to have some very ragged right edges because the text variables won't break across lines, as X-references do.