InlineMerge Script for Current InDesign CC
Loic Aignon wrote the amazingly useful InDesign script, InlineMerge.jsxbin, which, when added to InDesign’s Scripts Panels folder, enables using Data Merge to merge multiple records into the same story, including inline images. Data Merge can’t do that on its own, instead creating entirely separate graphic and text frames for each record during a merge. Armed with Loic’s free InlineMerge script, InDesign’s native Data Merge can be used without an expensive plugin to produce yearbooks, course and product catalogs, directories, and other variable data publications that need text and image data in continuous stories.
Alas, as of this writing, I’m unable to make the current version of InlineMerge work with the current version of InDesign CC. The previousversion of the script does still work with the current edition of InDesign CC.
You can download that previous, working version below.
I’ve also contacted Loic about the matter and will update this post with any new information he provides.
Download InlineMerge version October 2012, working with InDesign CC 2017 as of August 2017.