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Create catalogs or directories

Combine a data source with a catalog merge template to create merged pages

Callout 1 Data source with information in records, such as item names, descriptions, and the paths or file names for pictures.
Callout 2 Catalog merge template with catalog merge area containing merge fields that are placeholders for record information.
Callout 3 Resulting merged pages displaying multiple records per page.

In the previous two lessons, you learned how a catalog merge works and how to use a catalog merge template to design the layout for merged pages. You also learned what kind of planning you need to do to prepare a data source for use with catalog merge.

In this lesson, you'll put all of this information together as you learn how to connect a catalog merge template to a data source in order to create merged pages for your actual publication.

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