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I have a document in inDesign with a lot of merging (text and picture/colour) (see picture).

Every number, and every colour-box is a result of merging from an excel-doc.

When I try to generate more than one document, the merged file just crash and makes a lot of bugs as wrong numbers, wrong texts and wrong colours.

I need to merge up to 100 differents pages like the little picture below. 

bilde.png

 

In these covid-times I use an older Lenovo laptop with these specifications:

prosessor.png

 

First: it is possible to merge 100 differents pages with all that different kind of text/picture in one operation with inDesign, or is there any limitations to avoid bugs and crashes?

 

Secondly: what kind of processor/RAM is recommendet for this operation?

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Thomas,

really hard to tell why InDesign is crashing.

Hm. Did you preview the result with the Datamerge panel?

 

Don't do this. There is a serious bug that could lead to wrong results.

This bug is there since day 1 when Datamerge were added to InDesign's feature list.

 

Important: If in case this bug is your issue you have to build a new template document for datamerge.

The already used one is ruined.

 

FWIW: 8 GB of RAM sounds reasonable. However, for InDesign CC 2018 or above, Adobe recommends 16 GB or more:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/system-requirements.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Crash on creating a merged document

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I have a document in inDesign with a lot of merging (text and picture/colour) (see picture).

Every number, and every colour-box is a result of merging from an excel-doc.

When I try to generate more than one document, the merged file just crash and makes a lot of bugs as wrong numbers, wrong texts and wrong colours.

I need to merge up to 100 differents pages like the little picture below. 

bilde.png

 

In these covid-times I use an older Lenovo laptop with these specifications:

prosessor.png

 

First: it is possible to merge 100 differents pages with all that different kind of text/picture in one operation with inDesign, or is there any limitations to avoid bugs and crashes?

 

Secondly: what kind of processor/RAM is recommendet for this operation?

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Thomas,

really hard to tell why InDesign is crashing.

Hm. Did you preview the result with the Datamerge panel?

 

Don't do this. There is a serious bug that could lead to wrong results.

This bug is there since day 1 when Datamerge were added to InDesign's feature list.

 

Important: If in case this bug is your issue you have to build a new template document for datamerge.

The already used one is ruined.

 

FWIW: 8 GB of RAM sounds reasonable. However, for InDesign CC 2018 or above, Adobe recommends 16 GB or more:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/system-requirements.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hi Thomas,

really hard to tell why InDesign is crashing.

Hm. Did you preview the result with the Datamerge panel?

 

Don't do this. There is a serious bug that could lead to wrong results.

This bug is there since day 1 when Datamerge were added to InDesign's feature list.

 

Important: If in case this bug is your issue you have to build a new template document for datamerge.

The already used one is ruined.

 

FWIW: 8 GB of RAM sounds reasonable. However, for InDesign CC 2018 or above, Adobe recommends 16 GB or more:

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/system-requirements.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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