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InDesign - Data Merge

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Jul 06, 2020

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Hi there, can you advise me if there's an option when data merging into InDesign to control the 'case' of text. Ie chose between Sentance Case, lowercase and so on.

 

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This cannot be achieved during the merge in InDesign directly. Still there are tools to do that like with MyDataMerge for macOS (a tool to make InDesigns data merge a lot more easy and comfortable). 

You can control case of merged text per placeholder and also based on conditions just with a few clicks.

Its easy to start with but also complex in depth - ask in their support forum if you need support they answer pretty fast.

And they have a forever free version with some limitations which should be enough to try it. Check https://mydatamerge.com 

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InDesign - Data Merge

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Hi there, can you advise me if there's an option when data merging into InDesign to control the 'case' of text. Ie chose between Sentance Case, lowercase and so on.

 

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This cannot be achieved during the merge in InDesign directly. Still there are tools to do that like with MyDataMerge for macOS (a tool to make InDesigns data merge a lot more easy and comfortable). 

You can control case of merged text per placeholder and also based on conditions just with a few clicks.

Its easy to start with but also complex in depth - ask in their support forum if you need support they answer pretty fast.

And they have a forever free version with some limitations which should be enough to try it. Check https://mydatamerge.com 

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If the fields on the document marked for merging are styled as per the need it should work fine after merge, but if you are asking that you would want to control this aspect during the merge, then i suppose it is not possible

 

-Manan

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One of the keys to a successful data merge is a clean and correct data file. (GIGO—garbage in garbage out) Correct the case in data file prior to merging and you should be good to go. Note that InDesign can change the display of text to All Caps or SmallCaps via a paragraph or character style, but sentence case and lowercase should be defined in the data file.

 

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This cannot be achieved during the merge in InDesign directly. Still there are tools to do that like with MyDataMerge for macOS (a tool to make InDesigns data merge a lot more easy and comfortable). 

You can control case of merged text per placeholder and also based on conditions just with a few clicks.

Its easy to start with but also complex in depth - ask in their support forum if you need support they answer pretty fast.

And they have a forever free version with some limitations which should be enough to try it. Check https://mydatamerge.com 

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