I have a question if InDesign has any support for datamerge 'immediate commands'. We had an older system that would accept commands embedded in the input stream that would change the formatting of all subsequent lines. SGML types of commands the system understood we pretty common - ie <cf='century'> for changefont, <b>, <center>, etc, etc.
So, any plugins, etc?? I've seen that you can do some work with paragraph styles, but this is much more limiting that what I'm looking for.
We control the database, so this system really reduced the number of 'bases' that we maintain to merge data into, as a lot of the formatting can be handled at time of dataentry, as we can include almost anything into the fields.
Thank you in advance.
You can do this with InDesign Tagged Text. It has nothing to do with Data Merge, though, if you mean the InDesign mail-merge feature.