I would like to use data merge in InDesign but unfortunately it seems to be missing some essential functions. One function I would like to be able use is creating single PDFs naming them using a column that is in the CSV file.
Does anyone know of a plug-in (free or not) that extends the ability of data merge in InDesign? We are on Windows 7.
Not offhand, but it's a pretty straightforward script.
Merge the filenames into a field on the pasteboard and then have a script that iterates over the pages of your document, reads the filename out of the textframe on the pasteboard, and exports the page to the filename.
It's like 4 lines of code...Search around and ask in the scripting forum if you can't find one or manage it yourself. I'm 25% sure I've written one of these for someone...
Thanks for the tip, I'll take a look.