1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 1, 2011 11:26 AM by Peter Spier

    Data Merge Errors in InDesign CS5 - need help please!

    typematters

      Trouble with Data Merge in InDesign CS5: We have a word doc that was created, then each appropriate section was cut and pasted into an excel file. When the Excel file is saved as a csv file and imported, the file unexpectedly stops, not completing its flow into the appropriate data fields. We are thinking that it is because of some unknown "special/hidden" characters within the original Word file. Is this a correct assumption, and if so is there a way to show those characters in order to eliminate them? (we did not create the word doc originally)

       

      Or, is there another way that we can accomplish what we are trying to accomplish, which is to flow text from a database into an InDesign template?