Inline merge

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Applicable situations

  • You have a layout document with one page with a single text frame OR a group of elements you want to repeat inside a text frame (inline merge) to take advantage of reflowing content.

Setup your document

  • Make sure you only have one page in your document, spreads turned off.
  • Make sure you only have ONE text frame on that page and NOTHING ELSE
  • Inside this text frame you can either have placeholders or anchored objects – check the sections below

 


Working with groups

  • Prepare your document like mentioned above in „Setup your document“
  • Prepare a group with every placeholder you need:

Inline merge 1

  • Group everything and copy/paste it as anchored object INTO the text frame:

Inline merge 2

Important: Make sure you only have ONE text frame on that page and NOTHING ELSE

Don’t forget to have a look on our recommended best practices.
Then save and import your layout.

Depending on what kind of data you want to merge, please read these replacement type guides:

Once you are in the export section of MyDataMerge you should now be able to select the corresponding export option.


Working with text frames

  • Prepare your document like mentioned above in „Setup your document“
  • Add another text frame with every placeholder you need:

Inline merge 3

  • Copy/paste that text frame as anchored object INTO the empty text frame:

Inline merge 4

Important: Make sure you only have ONE text frame on that page and NOTHING ELSE

Don’t forget to have a look on our recommended best practices.
Then save and import your layout.

Depending on what kind of data you want to merge, please read these replacement type guides:

Once you are in the export section of MyDataMerge you should now be able to select the corresponding export option.

Last updated: March 02, 2019