When I do the data merge in Indesign with Text and square shape, there are gaps between the square shape, it's not joining for the laser cuts. It looks fine in normal view, but in the "outline" view we can see the gaps. How can I remove the gaps between shapes?
Indesign Version 18
There is no outline view in InDesign...
You might have your Stroke set to inside - change the Stroke to inside, middle or outside, see if it fixes it.
For the edges to overlap you must set the stroke alignment to center, and uncheck Dimensions Include Stroke Weight in the Control Panel menu.
I'm curious, though, why you need to do this with squares rather than drawing horizontal and vertical cut lines.
This is for Laser Machine cut, so I need to have stroke on all 4 sides
Horizontal and vertical lines across the width and height of the page (you can use Step and Repeat to space them between your "squares" give you strokes on all four sides, it's just that they are long lines, not closed squares. Hard for me to believe there waould be a functional difference in the cutting.