Hi, I need some help please. I often have to make products (like name cards, but design and sizes and fonts vary from project to project), where e.g. I have six cards (all exactly the same) on one A4 page and a looong list of names that will of course require multiple pages of printing, I will laser cut them after printed, so placement on the page has to be exact according to my template, I have that all sorted out. The part I need help with is how can I use the Printmerge function to fill the names so it will automatically put the first six names in their places on page one, the next six on page 2 and so on. Currently I design one card with cut lines etc, I have one page for the laser cut file and then I have to duplicate the print page multiple times and then copy and paste names one by one into their places, so 300 names takes a lot of time that I don't want to waste, I have done this often because all the info I can get was just for one item per page. I use printmerge for envelopes where there is one on a page but wondered if there is a better way to do this for name cards etc? Attached is a jpeg of what I mean. I cannot use any function where the program decides where to place the design, e.g. place four per page or whatever, I need to be in control of how many I place on a page and where on the page, so the idea (that I wish for) would be to insert a print merge "name/field" on the first design, then copy and paste that design on many places on the page, and the program fills the names automatically as I then perform the merge, and it opens a new document with e.g. fifty pages with all the names in their places. But I have been unable to do this or find info for this specific need. To keep it easy, it is the same design multiple times over on one page. Does anyone know of a better way in Corel Draw X6? I would like to spend my days more sensibly, haha. Thank you for any help.
I have a list of macros that allows you to read data from Excel and create any number of personalized badges or business cards based on a template. Maybe it will be interesting for you. You can watch the video how it works here:www.youtube.com/watch
Write to me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Hi Taras, thank you so much for the reply. However at this stage I was not looking to go the macros route, was hoping to use a function in Corel Draw for design pages that are already set up. Thanks for your time though..
Make your „template“ with 6 cards and six fields for print merge, prepare data for print merge as 50 records with 6 values (name1, name2, name3, name 4, name 5, name6), perform print merge into new document and you will get document with 50 pages / 6 records on each page
Hallo Mek, thank you so much for taking the time to answer, so much appreciated. It seems to be what I need, but it works up to the point where my amazing lack of insight kicks in, haha, and then I get stuck. I think I am missing something, I get stuck at the point where I have to make 50 records with 6 fields, all my names get placed in the first field/column and then I cannot get any names into the second field, After this I don't get the chance to load another list of names, Load button is greyed out. Then when I merge I get 300 pages but nothing in the second field I inserted. Obviously I am missing a step or something, could you maybe advise if you can see what I miss? thanks again for your time
sample csv file (zipped)