I have 12 photos to make into a photo "book". I want to use DM to do it.
I want text to be layered over the photo so the text is partially transparent and you can see the photo behind thetext.
Also can there be landscaped and portrait pages in the layout in CS5. I know you cannot do this in earlier versions?
Assuming this is two distinct questions, the answer to both is yes. If you are asking about multiple page sizes in combination with data merge, I think the answer is posibly yes, but it depends on how you are working. You could do single record merges with fields spread across multiple pages, I think, but a multi-record per page merge is resticted to a one-page template.
A bit of further comment on the second question. If the ultimate destination is print, be sure you talk to the printer BEFORE you do anything about mixed page sizes or orientations.