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Create catalogs or directories

Save the merged pages as a new publication or add them to the end of an existing publication

Callout 1 Save your merged pages as a new publication.
Callout 2 Add your merged pages to the end of an existing publication, such as a catalog cover that you have created. You can then rearrange the pages, as necessary, to complete your catalog.

In Steps 4 and 5 of the Mail and Catalog Merge Wizard, you can preview the results of your merge, and you can specify how you want to complete your merge.

Step 4: Preview your catalog merge template

In the Mail and Catalog Merge Wizard, you can use navigation buttons to display each of the records from your data source within the catalog merge area. (The catalog merge area itself will not repeat down the page when you preview the merge results).

While you preview the results of the merge, you can make adjustments to the layout of the merge fields within the catalog merge area.

Step 5: Complete the merge

When you are satisfied with the appearance of your catalog merge template, you are ready to complete the merge. When you complete the merge, Publisher will create a set of merged pages that display the information from your data source.

To complete the merge, do either of the following:

  • To create a new publication with the merged pages, click Create new publication.
  • To add the merged pages to the end of an existing publication, click Add to existing publication.

Note     If you plan to add the merged pages to the end of an existing publication, you will achieve the best results if you make sure that your catalog merge template page matches the existing publication in the following ways:

  • Page size (height and width)
  • Page view (one-page spread or two-page spread)
  • Publication type (Web or print)
  • Page order (left-to-right or right-to-left)

Save your catalog merge template

After you have completed the merge and saved your new merged publication, you should also save your catalog merge template. If you save your catalog merge template, you can quickly create updated versions of your publication whenever you update or change the information in your data source.

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