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    I regularly  get an excel file from our client I need to

    • re-order (sorted by last name)
    • wrap some texts in ” ” to unescape commas
    • export to a csv to be used within InDesign

    While doing this manually – how can mydatamerge support me here?


    Hi Flor1,

    welcome to the support forum.

    If it’s always the same layout you need to merge data to, you can

    • Import both your (prepared) layout and datasource (Excel directly) to MyDataMerge
    • Configure MyDataMerge how to merge your data
    • Sort your data

    The options above will not change your original Excel file but will create a new, InDesign compatibe CSV file – taking care of escapes, linebreaks and so on. If you need to do this regulary you can save a project file and just swap the datasource the next time you get one.

    Then MyDataMerge can:

    • Create the CSV file for you – for manual usage
    • Create the CSV file for you and LINK all placeholders for a data merge – for manual usage
    • Do the merge for you

    Trying MyDataMerge is FREE, Get your copy here

    Official MyDataMerge Team


    I already downloaded it, just didn’t have time to try it. Will do this now.

    Thank you


    Glad we could help. Just let us know if there’s anything else you need to know.

    Official MyDataMerge Team

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