Version 1.4.5.1

  • New: Faster merge of thousands of records into one file by creating a book file instead of a slower merge into one huge InDesign document (appr. 10x faster than merging into one file directly). Choose “custom records per document” and then check the book option below. Check out this article for more information: https://mydatamerge.com/usecase/indesign-data-merge-thousands-of-records/
  • New: Export merged book into one PDF
  • New: Export progress screen now contains a log (button top right) that gives you more detailed infos on the current export process. Useful e.g. to get life-signs during a large merge process when it looks like nothing is happening
  • Improved: PDF, PNG, JPEG, Interactive PDF merge
  • Imroved: Export overview now shows the number of documents (to be generated) per file type
  • Improved: German translations
  • Improved: Space at the beginning or end of a string is handled more effectively
  • Fixed: Random crashes caused from a background autosave process
  • Fixed: Crash on multiple records with expert mode enabled with different amount of placeholders and styling activated
  • Fixed: Unknown error when exporting large amount of records
  • Fixed: Apple Event timeout when exporting large amount of records
  • Fixed: Recent documents menu
  • Fixed: Printing capability for log

Version 1.4.4.2

  • Improved: Added “Detect Excel” button in CSV only mode (to not require restart to switch to Excel)
  • Improved: Excel detection
  • Fixed: Added printing capability to allow printing log view (due to sandbox restrictions)
  • Fixed: Recent documents menu did not show entries correctly
  • Fixed: “Save as” bug with macOS 10.15.2 (Catalina)

Version 1.4.4.1

  • Hotfix: Updater did show next available update instead of newest available

Version 1.4.4

  • Improved: Error messaging to make more clear what to do and what happened
  • Improved: Added “-” (dash) to allowed placeholder name characters to conform to InDesigns standard
  • Fixed: Bug with “allow empty” on text replacements
  • Smaller Bugfixes

Version 1.4.3.8

  • Fix: Allowing empty image replacement without process chain leaded to an error
  • Improved: Encoding

Version 1.4.3.7

  • Hotfix: Developer menu accidentally was visible
  • Fix: Importing CSV and replace it with Excel resulted in error

Version 1.4.3.6

  • Hotfix: Licence warning popping up for subscriptions each time the software starts.

Version 1.4.3.5

  • Fixed: Crash on opening import preferences without a project loaded
  • Fixed: Fixed: Crash on tour if an unexpected error appears that should open the log window
  • Smaller Bugfixes

Version 1.4.3.4

Major update. Please read carefully

A new activation technology was implemented. Customers need to re-enter their credentials – with this update they can look them up within their account on mydatamerge.com.

  • New: Trial period removed. MyDataMerge is now free for small projects. To remove limitations, you need a licence key.
  • New: Export to JPEG
  • New: Export to PNG
  • New: Search placeholders in placeholder list
  • New: “Replace with text” and “Keep empty” placeholders can now apply object styles
  • New: Added “Expert mode” to multiple records per page (layout provided)
  • Improved: Feedback module
  • Improved: Crash reporting
  • Improved: Data protection regarding GDPR
  • Improved: Export multiple records per page (layout provided/generate), moved some options into saved project instead of global preferences
  • Fixed: Some rare compatibility issues with OSX 10.15 Catalina
  • Fixed: Multiple records per page (generate) – Row/Column switch didn’t work correctly
  • Fixed: Crash when updating a file with a setup error caused a crash
  • Fixed: Crash when a file in use was moved or deleted in some cases
  • Fixed: Crash when a file in use was renamed some cases
  • Fixed: Adding a space after or space before (by element settings) in a custom filename resulted in word “space” in filename
  • Fixed: Bug when applying special combination of styles
  • Fixed: Bug happening when updated InDesign document contains links with status of “missing” or “outdated”
  • Fixed: Bug when updated InDesign document contains fonts with status of “missing”
  • Fixed: Multiple merge (layout provided) behaviour where option was disabled but manual tag adding was enabled
  • Fixed: Changing object style for QR-Code showing wrong color in preview
  • Fixed: Bug when removing placeholder duplicates on loaded project
  • Improved: Memory management
  • Smaller Bugfixes

Version 1.3.5

  • Fixed: Bug when updated InDesign document contains fonts with status of “missing”
  • Fixed: Bug/Crash happening when updated InDesign document contains links with status of “missing” or “outdated”
  • Improved: Memory management
  • Smaller improvements to prepare for next feature release