16 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2018 6:27 AM by markh7247069

    CC Data Merge - Check Longest Variable Strings - Catch Overset Before Export

    markh7247069 Level 1

      Good morning,

       

      I'm using CSV data in InDesign CC to populate address blocks for postcard mailings. After I import my flat CSV, I need a way to select a field and ask InDesign "What is the longest string in this column of the CSV"? If I could do this, I could catch errors before I export my final PDF.

       

      We used to use FusionPro before that got too expensive, which had this feature front and center in the interface. I just need to make sure that whoever is entering data into the address columns of the Excel file didn't fall asleep on their keyboard and give me an address that looks like:

       

      "123 Main St. AFIH:LGSDH:LKJSGD:LFJA"PUOGFBASDN:ASKLDA":LKJFA"

       

      Thanks!