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edit an indesign element that has been brought in through an excel data merge

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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I have a data merge, that imports elements from another indesign documents with text. Is there anyway to edit the text after the data merge. seem to bring it in as an element. Thanks

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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If this is an image, select it and check your Links panel. There is a small arrow in the bottom left corner of the Links panel. Click this button to reveal the Link Info if you don't see it. Look for the Path entry which will show you where the image is located. You could either update or replace this image.

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Thanks Michael. Totally understand where your coming from. Is there a way to eliminate that step and edit the indesign 'import' from the data merge on the merged document?

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Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Hi Dean5E37,

should be possible in two ways:

[1] Provide an InDesign document that contains the correct data and put that file to the data merge source file.

[2] Prepare InDesign formatted text instead of placing an InDesign page and let the data merge source file fill out the right contents. This would require a couple of new columns in the source file and a couple of corresponding data merge fields.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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