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Datamerge but including background colour from excel

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Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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Is it possible to datamerge into indesign from excel but including the back ground colours of the fields. I have a set of data where the background colours are important to the dataset.

 

 

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InDesign doesn't datamerge 'excel' files.

It datamerges CSV or TXT files etc. 

And these are plain files

For the data merge to work it has to have a column denoting the colour value as that would be the data 

 

I'm presuming the colour is coding based on a value or a set of data? 

 

If that's the case there might be a way to target the text with that Data to apply a background colour based on that set of data

And this might be done with a script - or another method.

 

It's difficult to know without seeing what you're working with.

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