Mail Merge Woes
April 25, 2007 6:16 AM   Subscribe

How do I address a few hundred newletters from a mailing database?

I have an 11x17 graphical newsletter, and 1/4th of one side of it is destined for an address. How can I take this file from InDesign and merge it with a mailing database so I can have the address automatically added and printed when I run these off?
posted by wavering to Technology (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Print it twice?

Print them all from indesign, then feed it through the printer again and print with some office program that lets you do the mail merge thing.
posted by demiurge at 6:43 AM on April 25, 2007

Best answer: This is really easy. On the InDesign Help menu, type in Data Merge. "Basic Steps for Merging Data" will walk you through every step.

Basically, you create a database with all your names and addresses in it. You add the merge fields into your InDesign document (using the palette available at Window --> Automation --> Data Merge), then create the "merged" document which you print out. Presto!
posted by junkbox at 7:02 AM on April 25, 2007

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