Indesign CS5 Conditional Data Merges

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by citizenzen, May 26, 2011.

  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    So the request has been made by another department to merge data conditionally: if X is not null, then populate Y.

    We're a bunch of graphic designers using Indesign CS5, and while we're pretty comfortable with Indesign's data merging, I think we may have discovered its limitations.

    I've found a couple of products, such as DesignMerge that say they can do conditional data merges. But it costs between $1,000 - $3,000 dollars!

    Anybody ever do conditional data merges in Indesign? Got any hints for us?

    Hopefully one that doesn't cost $1,000?

    Thanks!
     
  2. InDesign macrumors newbie

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    #2
    This is not possible, InDesign only allows easy publishing jobs where consistency is the key. So no conditional formatting.
     
  3. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

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    I've used Xtags in the past, which is pretty straightforward to use and $400 for a single-seat ID license.

    Cheers

    Jim
     

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