Type on a path on a master page does not appear on a resulting Data Merge PDF beyond the first record
Please read this post that accurately describes the issue: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2437061
I've attached a file so the fault can be replicated
This issue was fixed in InDesign 2019 version.
Closing this thread.
Adobe InDesign team
FWIW: The bug with the IDML conversion is still there.
To test this:
1. Open Colin's document with the latest build of InDesign prerelease.
2. Export to IDML.
3. Open the IDML with the latest build of InDesign prerelease.
4. Do a datamerge process where you merge directly to PDF.
The second data field in the document, the one in the text frame, not the one on the text path, will NOT be populated with data. The PDF will just show <<names>> at the beginning of the text of the text frame.
Do the data field again. First remove <<names>> so that the first insertion point of the text frame is selected and then click the names data field in the Data Merge Panel to insert the field.
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tested with Colin's InDesign document opened in the prerelease build issued today.
Bug is fixed. All the data with text on path is there. Nothing is missing.
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Also tested with CS6 on Mac OS X 10.11.6. Issue persists. Also the one with opening the IDML file.
And while testing with older versions I tripped over a bug with IDML with data merge: Opening an IDML version of your document with CC 2017.1 revealed only one assigned merge field out of two in the original INDD document. I had to reapply the second merge field in the text frame. The one on the text path was ok.
Result of the merged PDF was the same: Text on path missing on page 2 and onward.
So I guess this is an old bug…
just tested with InDesign CC 2018 184.108.40.206 and can recreate the problem.
Thanks for reporting here.