I am doing a data merge in CS5 and using a CSV file and initially the data merge was working and now it's stopped and I can't figure out what happened. I have my master page set up with a frame for a photo linked to the data source and then one text frame which contains links to the data source pulling name, bio, hometown info. I click on preview and see the appropriate photo and text fill the frames and then I go into the Date Merge tab and click on "Create Merged Document" and click on the preview multiple record layout and see all the appropriate photo and text appear in the frames without a problem. Then I click ok to generate the new file and only empty text and photo boxes appear and I get a pop up indicating that no overset text was generated when merging records. Does anyone know what's going on? Thanks.
A couple of other users have reported similar problems, and it appears to be a bug when you go from preview to merge. If you undo out of preview, or skip it entirely, before hitting themerge button, does it work?