I am creating a catalog and there are over 1000 pages in the document. I have created the data in excel organized it all properly and merged it into InDesign all fine, however, for the different categories within the catalog I want categories to start on a new page so that means starting a new page within a data-merged document.
How is this done?!
Shown an image in basic terms how do I start a new page within a merged document?
Any help/ Guidance would be appreciated!
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I don't think it can be done natively.
Can you chop up the Excel file into multiple sheets, one per category, and then do separate data merges?
Yes, I did try doing that and it can be done splitting the excel files, but then how would I bring all the separate merged documents together and create a TOC for many different documents?
Combine them in a single InDesign book. InDesign's TOC generator can generate a TOC based on all documents in a book.
I would like to know if the steps suggested above helped you, or the issue still persists.
Kindly update the discussion if you need further assistance with it.
I need help with the same question.
I want to add a page break in the Data Merge document through CSV
Re-read the answers above. You cannot use InDesign's Data Merge to add page breaks; it does not have that sort of complex capabilities.
You can do as was suggested by @TᴀW above, and do separate merges joined in an InDesign Book file.
If there is some sort of header for each section you might be able to defijne a paragraph style for the header paragraph that has a Keep Option to start on next page.