I received this question several months ago. Since then I've been asked the same question a number of times, so I thought I should post the answer for everyone else who has ever wondered the same thing.
"I have many screen shots, all of which have to be placed at 50%. I see no provision for this in the options within an object style. Is there something that I am missing?"
– Carole, NY
Actually, you aren't missing a thing. Unfortunately, object styles don't provide an option for scaling an image to a given percentage. This is at the top of my list of highly requested features though. For now, if you want every image you import to be automatically placed at 50% (or any other percentage), follow this procedure.… Read More
This question appeared in my inbox about a week ago. At first it had me completely baffled, because I had never seen the issue before. But, I have finally found an answer and would like to share it with everyone. Thanks to Otto from the Netherlands for bringing it to my attention.
"I encountered a problem with Data Merge which I am unable to solve. When I export a file out of Excel to a comma separated file (.csv), I end up with a semicolon (;) separated file instead of a comma (,) separated file. When I import that file into the Data Merge panel, the fields are not imported properly."
– Otto, The Netherlands
The easiest way around this issue is to simply save your Excel file as a tab delimited text file, which is perfectly compatible with Data Merge. However, I prefer working with CSV files since they are easier to open and edit in Excel. So, why do the CSV files that Otto exports use semicolons, while the files I export use commas?… Read More
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