5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2012 12:46 AM by prelinmonkey

    Using Data Merge for filenames?

    kaigong

      First off, I'm running Indesign CS5 on Snowleapord.

       

      I've used Data Merge to create one file with 45 pages. Each page is a form letter, with the first line being the persons name.

       

      What I need to do is save each of those pages as its own Jpg file, (Easy to do, just export>Jpg)

       

      Where  I'm having trouble is in the filename scheme. If it saves each page as  "formletter-1" "formletter-2" I end up not knowing who's letter it is.

       

      I'd  like to name the files for the name of the person in the letter, the  <<Name>> field from data merge. There are FAR to many to do  this by hand.

       

      Any suggestions?

       

       

      Thanks so much.

       

      PS

      I don't know anything about scripting. I hope somebody can write one or provide me with a link to a solution.