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Exporting Merge fields for InDesign

Question asked by RecPro on Aug 26, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2009 by davidanders

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Exporting Merge fields for InDesign

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Hi,

 

We are attempting to export data from FileMaker on a Mac into a data source file for use in merging with InDesign CS4.  We have attempted to use .csv, .txt, .mer and .xls filetypes without success.

 

InDesign does not even recognize the .csv filetype from the FileMaker export.  It does recognize the other filetypes but then gives an error message "The data source file you selected either has no records or is not a supported file format."

 

We have been using these same, Export Records and Save Records as Excel to successfully merge .mer and .xls files with MS Word and other applications.  Any idea how to get this to work with InDesign CS4 on a Mac?

 

Thanks,

Paul

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