Im doing a data merge with ID CS5 and fully know how to do this. What I want to do this time is in my Excel file, I have links to 1 of 3 different photos on my computer for each record. Is there a way I can assign the field for these links to the empty frame on the ID document, so when I complete the merge, it will auto place the correct photo according to the link in the Excel file?
If I understand what you are asking, you can have a field in your excel sheet that will insert a photo into a frame in each record.
Two ways to do this. In each case, the column in excel needs to be headed with something that starts with '@
in that column, you need either the full path of the photo location, or if you put your text data file in the same folder with the photos, just the name of the photo.
the '@ will tell datamerge to treat that column as image paths