DesignMerge Technical Support … Why are there quotes bracketing data in merged text links?

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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If you are seeing quotes bracketing data that is merged into a DesignMerge Text Link, then your database file is using the quote character as a Text Qualifier. If you would like to confirm your database file is using a quote mark as a Text Qualifier, you can open the database text file in a plain text editing application, such as TextEdit or Notepad, and search for a double quote to see if a double quote character is bracketing any field data. If not, then search for a single quote to see if a single quote character is bracketing any field data. When done, remember to close the database file without saving any changes to it.

To set up your DesignMerge job to hide the Text Qualifier (double quote or single quote) so it will not be displayed by any merged Text Links, simply change your DDF’s “Text Qualifier” setting from “None” to the appropriate quote character (single quote or double quote). Then, the next time you merge the document, DesignMerge will hide any quotes that are bracketing the data in your database text file.