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Right to Left Multiple Records?

Explorer ,
Jun 11, 2017

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Hi,

Is anyone knows if I can change the order of multiple records in data merge so they will flow inside the page from the right top corner to the left instead of LTR?

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Ran

Hi,

Do you intend to change the below shown order?

I do not think it is possible within InDesign presently. But do file a feature request here. Feature Request/Bug Report Form

-Aman

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Right to Left Multiple Records?

Explorer ,
Jun 11, 2017

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Hi,

Is anyone knows if I can change the order of multiple records in data merge so they will flow inside the page from the right top corner to the left instead of LTR?

Thanks,

Ran

Hi,

Do you intend to change the below shown order?

I do not think it is possible within InDesign presently. But do file a feature request here. Feature Request/Bug Report Form

-Aman

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 11, 2017

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Have you tried installing and using the Middle Eastern version of InDesign?

Mike Witherell

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Hi,

Do you intend to change the below shown order?

I do not think it is possible within InDesign presently. But do file a feature request here. Feature Request/Bug Report Form

-Aman

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Jan 02, 2018

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amaarora  wrote

… I do not think it is possible within InDesign presently. …

Hi Aman,

it's doable—sort of—but requires an extra step after creating the merged document.

1. Let's start with a document where the page is mirrored horizontally. The page, not the contents. So uncheck that contents will move with the page. You do that with the Page Tool and with the Transformation menu. From my German InDesign that is "Horizontal spiegeln" with the Page Tool:

Datamerge-RTL-TopToBottom-1.png

2. Next step would be to do the merge. I used a small source text file with only one column of entries called "Value" and with 32 records, just numbers that count from 1 to 32:

Datamerge-RTL-TopToBottom-2.png

Result was this:

Datamerge-RTL-TopToBottom-3.png

What's left to do?

3. Mirror the result pages horizontally without moving the contents:

Datamerge-RTL-TopToBottom-4.png

But that also means, you have to do it for every result page:

Datamerge-RTL-TopToBottom-5.png

InDesign CS6 and above.

Regards,
Uwe

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Jan 02, 2018

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thank you! looks promising for me. I will test this when I get my data.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 02, 2018

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Here a look to the document where the result pages are not mirrored anymore:

Datamerge-RTL-TopToBottom-6.png

With a large number of pages this workflow is doable but requires a lot extra work with the un-mirroring of the pages.

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Uwe

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 02, 2018

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I just tested this with some sample data and it seems to work! Also, looks like you can zoom out, hold shift and select then flip multiple pages back at a time. Brilliant!

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 02, 2018

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twin-owl  wrote

… looks like you can zoom out, hold shift and select then flip multiple pages back at a time.

Very good!

The multi-select of pages escaped my attention.

Regards,
Uwe

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thansk alot
it worked even with arabic language 

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Jun 11, 2017

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Thanks, I did assign a request just now.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 02, 2018

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I need this as well. I need it to print the backs of price tags. Has there been a solution found?

thanks

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