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Marco D.
Creating a Mail Merge in InDesign
on Apr 28, 2006 at 5:48:20 pm

I need to merge data into an InDesign template document.

How do we go about this ? I can easily have the data prepared in Excel, FileMaker or text format.

Can mail merge be performed directly into InDesign, or do we need an extra plugin to perform it ?

Thanks in advance,

Marco


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Ron Lindeboom
Re: Creating a Mail Merge in InDesign
on May 2, 2006 at 9:29:39 pm


I just checked a few of my InDesign books/tomes here and I do not see anything like this. I will do some more digging and see what I can find. I know that it has to be doable as it's actually pretty common in the print world.

Ron Lindeboom


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Alex Salerno
Re: Creating a Mail Merge in InDesign
on May 3, 2006 at 11:08:23 pm

Hi. Very easy. Use the "Data Merge" pallete. Go to the Windows menu>Automation >Data Merge.

The pallett itself displays three simple steps. Obviously, create your template first and best to use style sheets.

The template can be layed out in either a master page or normal page. Refer to "Real World InDesign CS2" for all the info you will need. Note: I beleive that this topic is not covered (or sparcly covered) in Adobe's Printed Manual. It it not covered at all in Adobe's Classroom in a Book.


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Noni Boon
Re: Creating a Mail Merge in InDesign
on Sep 10, 2008 at 6:48:03 am

I would like to receive the full steps on how to do a mail merge in InDesign. I will be bringing addresses from excel. Can anyone help?



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Ekwoman
Re: Creating a Mail Merge in InDesign
on Jun 21, 2006 at 2:48:57 am

Please note: this feature is only built in to version CS2. If you're using CS, a plug-in is needed. If you purchased the PageMaker version of InDesign (made mainly for those migrating from PM to InD), it will be there already. Otherwise, you can purchase the PageMake plug-in pack for v. CS. I am pretty sure it's still available on Adobe's site. Good luck!



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jez777
Re: Creating a Mail Merge in InDesign
on Sep 20, 2007 at 12:32:24 pm

anyone know of good software for larger databases? I have 40 000 records to merge and inDesign chokes since the Data Merge will actually create a new page for each record.

Thanks if anyone knows.


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