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Data Merge Conservatives

Apps Used: Adobe InDesign

The Conservative Party of Canada needs business cards for all of its members. Your job is to design a card, then output one card for each member, using InDesign's Data Merge functionality.

This is a summative assignment

It evaluates your mastery of the skills in this instructional unit. This assignment contributes to your final grade in the course. You will earn a letter grade.

Your Grading System


Your Assignment

You will use the exercise files to produce cards for the members of the Conservative party. Make sure you’re on brand by checking their web site. Restrict yourself to two font families at the most.

Static info on the card:

Variables to Include:

What you'll submit:


Make sure your InDesign document is named LastName-FirstName-#-Assignment-Name. # is your group number So,

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Check your font usage to only include Adobe Fonts. To do so, go Type > Find Fonts . There should only be Adobe Fonts in the list.

Check your image usage in the Links panel. Make sure there are no warning icons in the panel.

Once this is done, save your document, then package it using File > Package . The resulting folder will already be named properly. Zip-compress the folder by right-clicking on it, then choosing Compress... .

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Failure to submit your files as directed will incur a proportional loss of points. If your file/folder is not named with your name, you will earn a zero. Why?