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Static Numbering for NCR Forms in InDesign

New Here ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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I am trying to figure out how to apply numbering to a form (an Invoice) in InDesign and print digitally. (The numbering I'm talking about would be equivalent to crash numbering using traditional printing methods.) I have absolutely no clue how to set up the numbering, nor how to make sure that when I print I get the numbers printed on each copy of the NCR. Any help is appreciated.

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Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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Are you looking to have (for example) 100 different pages, each with a different number in one document and you print the one you need when you need it, or a single-page document, that updates the number each time you use it? The first is what you would do if you were printing them in advance, and I can help you with that, but the other is out of my experience, so I'm not sure how you would do it, but there's probably someone who will help you with that on the forum.

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Oct 04, 2019 Oct 04, 2019

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I am printing invoices that have a pre-assigned number on them. Numbers will run 11500-11999. It is on NCR paper (Non-Carbon Repeating) 2-part, white/yellow. (So, each number has to print twice.) I just can't figure out how to get that sequential numbering inserted into the already created document.

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Oct 04, 2019 Oct 04, 2019

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Thanks but never mind. I figured it out using a data merge from an excel spreadsheet.

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Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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Hi,

Would you mind sharing some info about how you solved this problem?

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Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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Create a MS Excel Spreadsheet. On the top row make column headers alphabetic -a-b-c, etc. Make your columns beginning in row 2 start with the numbers you want to insert first. Click and drag down to what should be the last number for that column.For instance, if your going 1-500, you'll actually drag down to select everything to and including row 501. Go up to the right and select Fill, Series and step by one. That will fill the entire column with you numbers.

 

Save the file as an excel csv file or Macintosh csv, whichever system you're running.

 

Open InDesign and select "data merge" and choose the CSV file you created. Create a textbox on the InDesign document and then click on the merged data selection. It will fill that box with an <<a>>, click Preview and it will show the number. If doing a multiple-up print, create additional text boxes as necessary and click on the different column headers from your csv document.

 

Select "create merged document" and InDesign will create the the sequentially numbered document for you, then all you gotta do is print.

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Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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This really helped me out a lot. 

Thank you so much!

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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What if you need page 1 and page 2 to have the same numbers etc. for the duplicate yellow copy?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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You create the spread sheet number list withthe numbers repeating as many times as there are sheets to a form set before advancing to the next number, so for 3-part forms you list would look like

1

1

1

2

2

2

3

3

3 and so on

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