Appearance of the palette with Variable Data Printing Extension. Some controls are not used without this extension.
You can activate this palette in the mode Numbering and Custom Objects after selecting a text object (Properties button on the Info Palette or double-click on the selected object). This palette allows you to set detailed text properties. In addition to the options available in the Info Palette, you can also set left, center, and right alignment. Alignment makes sense only for text in multiple lines (because the location of the text is defined on the Info Palette) and it is applied only to the mutual location of individual lines. You can also set the maximum line length – if the text is longer, it is split into multiple lines (only if the text contains spaces) or the font size will be reduced. You can also insert predefined symbols for a number of variables such as sheet number, page number, file name, and so on.
For Variable Data Printing Extension only: You can also insert symbols for individual fields from the data file into the text (if you need to enter a higher number than fields in the list, you can manually overwrite it in the text). You can use symbols "Hide if next/previous field is empty" to hide part of the text – the text between this symbol and the next or previous field symbol will be hidden. Example: for address in multiple rows use "Hide if next field is empty" before end of row and field symbol to eliminate empty rows (if the address is divided into several fields, some of which are empty). It is also possible to show the Data Import Palette to define a source data file. If you use double-sided sheet you can set if the same record is used on the back side. You can use two repeat modes of pages for imposition if there are not enough pages to use all records from the data file. In that case, either only the last page is repeated, or after the last page is used, the first page is used as the following, followed by all the other pages for imposition (imposition will start from begin again).
A simplified variant of this form is used for a barcode where it can be used to specify a combination of text and data fields as the data source for code generation.