I'm pretty versed in ID but very new to Data Merge, and I'm currently trying to figure out if it's going to be right for the application I need.
I'm creating a statistics sheet/infographic. Ideally I'd be able to ask for the statistics in a CSV, plug them into ID, and export; but things are rarely that easy! I know if I want to have multiple records on a page, I can do so in a grid using the Create Merged Document options. However the design I'm working with has multiple sizes of text & textbox, and doesn't conform to a grid. Is there a way I can lay out multiple records in the way I'm hoping? Screenshot below, so you can see the layout of the document and the test CSV.
As you can see I've tried a single textbox (Visitors), multiple textboxes (Programming), and separate but connected textboxes (Statistic/Number). I just wanted to see if there was any difference in how they behaved.
I'm open to scripts if one already exists for this, but I can't write them due to various permissions issues. I'm also fully prepared for this to just not be possible, but I want to exhaust my options here before moving on, because this could be the perfect solution!
Data Merge has to have identical layouts for each record. I don't know about scripting, but there are several options in third-party catalog plugins that will do what you want. I use EasyCatalog for this, and I like it, but I don't know about the others.