Create your table of data in one of the following supported formats (XLS, XLSX, ODS or CSV) and include the appropriate column headers.
In DURAPRINT®, click the ‘Use Database’ button and select your file. Your data will then show in the overview panel. To mailmerge your data with your design, simply drag each field onto the template and position them where you would like. You will see that if you move one of the fields around it changes the position for every insert in the batch. When you’re happy with the positioning click ‘Apply Database’. If you need to make any alterations to specific inserts you can now do this individually.
If you are working with the database function a lot, the following customer enquiry and solution may be helpful to you:
“I uploaded a data source (Excel table) and added an image archive to it. However, I can’t find the option to change the database, i.e., to now link the finished layout to another database and image file (zip). As soon as I’ve used the database in the web app, I can’t use this template again. I can’t use any database features in the changed file either. The data source view has completely disappeared. How can I solve this problem?”
To be able to use your DURAPRINT® file as a template for later use, keep the database open and do NOT click “Use database”.
Then save the project as it is on your hard drive. When you re-open the project, you’ll be able to work with other data.