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Slow Merged Document Creation when Using InDesign

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As a commercial printer I use the data merge feature often, merging numbers from columns using a MS Excel spreadsheet to place numbers on raffle tickets. The last two or three times I've done this in just the last coupla weeks, it has taken up to a half hour to create the merged document. We're only talking about 250 pages, the merge has never taken more than a minute and now, it takes at least a half hour or more.

 

Any idea if something in the last update affected this?

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Slow Merged Document Creation when Using InDesign

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As a commercial printer I use the data merge feature often, merging numbers from columns using a MS Excel spreadsheet to place numbers on raffle tickets. The last two or three times I've done this in just the last coupla weeks, it has taken up to a half hour to create the merged document. We're only talking about 250 pages, the merge has never taken more than a minute and now, it takes at least a half hour or more.

 

Any idea if something in the last update affected this?

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Did you try resetting preferences and restarting?

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I tried resetting everything I know how. I restarted the program and even went farther by restarting the computers.

I've got the same issue on both the PC and the MAC.

 

I have only two tickets per sheet and only two numbers per ticket, it shouldn't take a half hour or more to do this merge.

It never did up until a coupla weeks ago.

 

Is there something in the preferences that I should be looking at in particualr?

 

Steve

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https://trainingonsite.com/145-how-speed-up-indesign-cc-2020.html

You could try shutting down all non-essentials like this article discusses, and see if it makes any difference.

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I've heard of issues like that before. If none of the actions you've already taken succeeded, please open a NEW document and copy all over and setup the data merge again. While doing this you may keep all elements not needed in the merge on master pages.

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BTW, are the pasteboards emptied out?

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