sequentially data merge

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May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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Hi,

I have about 300 columns to generate data merge

How to create  data merge , one column at a time and export separated pdf , automatically? 

It can be done whit indesign?

or a  action recorded ?

column a and b are repeated for all other columns

ex.

col3.pdf contains  A B C

col4.pdf contains  A B D

col5.pdf contains  A B E

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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Hi,

 

I am not sure but the easiest plan might be to do the merge into one table, and then copy that table to a different layer and change it to match the outputs you require, so you would end up with a indesign document with layers

 

- CompleteTable

- TableABC

- TableABD

- TableABE

 

And then you could switch the layers on and off to export what you are after. That may well be managable with a script, but this is just a thought, let us know if you think it can work.

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May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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it is a good solution but I think a better solution for me is to prepare excel file in such a way to stack columns on top of each other and getting one pdf file, then split by number of page in adobe acrobat.

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May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021

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Of you are on macOS - this can be done with MyDataMerge (https://mydatamerge.com). Setup would be pretty simple with the custom script function. You may ask here or their support which is insanely fast

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