Content Collector - Create Link Text Boxes

New Here ,
Jul 27, 2021 Jul 27, 2021

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Looking for a shortcut using linked text boxes... but I hit a wall.

 

I have a magazine that is all layed out with space for text.

I then go ahead and create a data merge from a csv. It creates a new Document. I copy and past the date merge info into the proper pages of my existing document.

 

I do this for multiple different merges. Im looking for a shortcut.

 

The closest i have been is - using content collector when copying the data merge info i can have the text boxes link to original data merge file and if i update text there... it updates the magazine file... Which is cool!

 

However when i create a new data merge and save it over the old one. I get an error "Unable to locate the original object in the selected document"

Any ideas?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 02, 2021 Aug 02, 2021

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Why not just place the InDesign file that the data merge creates?

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Or you could skip the InDesign process and instead create a PDF directly from the data merge.

And you can place that PDF in InDesign.

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All you need to do is relink to the new file.

 

It's hard to envisage your workflow. 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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I creat a file using a data merge. So the layout and placement of text boxes is limiting. 

then i past them in a colorful deisgn and positions the text boxes in proper area. 

i do this multiple times with multiple magazines and data merges. I would like to connect the text boxes to a file. And then relink the file to the next data merge. And all falls into place. 

i also like the ability to make quick text edits without opening up a linked files. 

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Aug 04, 2021 Aug 04, 2021

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Can you not data merge direclty into InDesign insitu?

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