DesignMerge Pro Optional Modules


Linear Bar Code Module

Supports UPC, Code 128, Code 39 and more


2D Bar Code Module

Supports QR Code, Data Matrix, and PDF 417 bar codes


HTTP Module

Import URL-based images, or render custom images online


GroupPicture Module

Define and import InDesign groups like pictures


Price Style Module

Converts raw pricing data into fancy retail display prices


Pro Pack Module

Specialty scripts and custom action development


Scripting Module

Robust API for automation and customization

DesignMerge® Pro for Adobe® InDesign®

High-performance variable data printing and data publishing software
DesignMerge Pro is a professional software suite that has been integrated directly with Adobe InDesign to provide sophisticated variable data printing and data publishing features. The software works with existing InDesign documents using a simple, panel-driven user interface that allows variable elements to be defined anywhere on the page. Everything is point-and-click, and there is no programming language to learn!

Example of a fully personalized direct mail piece created using DesignMerge Pro software

Anything Can Be Variable

DesignMerge Pro can merge variable text, picture, multi-paragraph files, Word documents, MPS Tags, or even full InDesign master page information using data taken from practically any source. For variable graphics, all of the most popular file formats are supported, including JPEG, PNG, PDF, and TIFF just to name a few. The software supports variable element references by filename, or by full path, and includes our unique Global Search Path feature that allows you to store your variable assets separately on any server or accessible storage.


And, it’s so Easy!

Creating a variable document with DesignMerge Pro is very easy to do because the setup process utilizes a custom floating panel, with all of the main features accessible via the panel fly-out menu. Of course this means that you never need to leave the InDesign application! Just select the objects you wish to make variable, and click a button. There is no programming language to learn, and most importantly your VDP designs are completely unrestricted – every feature supported by Adobe InDesign is also supported by DesignMerge Pro, including type-on-a-curve, runarounds, multi-page composition, drop caps, transparency effects, Pantone® colors, and much more.

Packed with Power

DesignMerge also includes a number of built-in features that you would expect to find only in much more expensive packages. These features include an advanced, menu-driven Rules Builder for handling conditional logic, an automatic Copy Fitting feature that will adjust text to fit an area, and Multi-up Imposition features that allow you to step out and preview your layouts without leaving InDesign, including full support for specialty modes such as Cut & Stack, Label Sort, or Duplo cutters.

VDP Output Support

DesignMerge Pro imports data directly into InDesign layouts and produces unique, personalized output in a variety of file and VDP formats, including PostScript, PDF/VT, VPS, and PPML. The software is supported by all of the major digital press companies, including Canon, FujiFilm, Kodak, and Konica Minolta.

Check it Out!

See DesignMerge Pro in Action

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This video provides an overview of DesignMerge Pro software, and showcases just a few of the many VDP applications that have been produced using the software. If you would like to arrange for a personalized demonstration, please submit your request at the bottom of this web page, or click here.


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DesignMerge Pro Features

Following is a list of just some of the powerful features available with DesignMerge Pro

  • What's included with DesignMerge Pro
  • Works with Adobe InDesign for both Mac and Windows

  • Full support for variable text and images

  • Create optimized PDF/VT and PPML files for efficient variable output

  • Supports an unlimited number of database records

  • Advanced composition features (variable rotation, transparency, runarounds, etc.)

  • Menu-driven rules support for text and images (no hand-coding or programming required)

  • Automatic copy-fitting of overset text, or fully expand text to fill a frame

  • Custom-named variable PDF files using database fields or conditional logic

  • Variable Article support (an Article file contains multi-paragraph, styled text)

  • Variable Master Page support (apply or remove Master Pages using rules)

  • Multi-up layout features with Cut & Stack, Label, and Cutter support

  • Longest and shortest line testing with overset text verification

  • Data preflight report to check for missing images and other variable assets

  • Step-through print preview features with live data view

  • Multiple global search paths for images and articles

  • Supports Pantone® and custom colours for text, style sheets and frames

  • Advanced page layout features (facing pages, text flow across pages, etc.)

  • Built-in sequential numbering features and utility

  • Includes full USPS Intelligent Mail Bar Coding support

  • Create separate fixed and variable data stream as documents layers

  • Unique job chunking feature allows large jobs to be printed in smaller batches

  • Variable frame support (change color of frames or delete frames using rules)

  • Allow text styling tags and embedded variables to be included in variable data

  • Comprehensive Scripting API (for automation and custom actions)

What can you do with DesignMerge?

Digital Printing

Automate production tasks, such as multi-up consecutive numbering and bar coding. Provide personalization and customization services to your customers. Produce everything from business cards and name badges, to fully customized brochures and direct mail pieces.

Label Printers

Use the exclusive DesignMerge Pro sequencing features to create personalized labels, fully imposed and ready for printing on either roll-fed label presses, or sheet-fed digital printers. All of the DesignMerge pro features are supported, including bar coding and consecutive numbering.


Produce variable shelf tags, labels, coupons and other POP material. Full price styling control is available.

Financial Institutions

Create updated fund statements and fact sheets, customized prospectus data, and other financial documents.

Higher Education

Easily create personalized direct mail pieces targeting new student recruitment. Personalize certificates, diplomas, alumni solicitation material and scholarship award letters. Educational licensing is available.

Request a Personalized Demo of DesignMerge Pro

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