3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2012 12:07 PM by John Hawkinson

    Data Merge with images - how to link/embed?

    Belinda Summerlin

      My data merge is working beautifully but I cannot figure out how to properly include images in the data source so they appear in the target document. I'd love a tutorial on this. Anyone?

        • 1. Re: Data Merge with images - how to link/embed?
          francisjayaraj Level 1

          You can get detailed info about data merge or any content on indesign help itself

           

          Add image fields in the data source file

          By adding image fields to the data source file, you can allow a different image to appear on each merged record. For example, when you merge documents that include information from various companies, you may want to include an image of each company’s logo as part of the merge.

           

          Open the data source file.

          At the beginning of the data field name, type an “at” symbol (@) to insert text or paths that refer to image files.

          The @ symbol is required only in the first line; subsequent lines should include the image paths. Paths, which are case-sensitive, must follow the naming conventions of the operating system in which they’re stored.

           

          (Windows) Example of image references in data source file

          Name                    Age                                       Photos

          Bill Tucker            36                                          C:\Photos\BillTucker.jpg

          Dat Nguyen         53                                          C:\MyDocuments\dat.gif

          • 2. Re: Data Merge with images - how to link/embed?
            SJRiegel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            If you are setting you data up in exel, you will need to use '@ instead of just @. Otherwise exel will see it as a function.

            Also, if all your images are in the same folder, you can use just the image name if you put your data file in the folder with the images.

            • 3. Re: Data Merge with images - how to link/embed?
              John Hawkinson Level 5

              Francis' example seems to be missing the @-sign. It should have been like this:

               

              Name                   Age                                       @Photos

              Bill Tucker           36                                          C:\Photos\BillTucker.jpg

              Dat Nguyen         53                                          C:\MyDocuments\dat.gif

               


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