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Generating lists of files for Merge

Suppose you have a bunch of image files, all in one folder, that you want to merge into a template presentation.

Your data file looks like this:

but you need a way to get the names of your image files into the data file. Without typing them all by hand, that is. Here's what you do:

First, generate a plain text file that contains your filenames:

This creates a file called temp.txt; the file will contain a list of all the JPG files in your folder.

Now we'll import the list into Excel:

Finally we'll change the vertical list to a horizontal one to make Merge happy:

Now your data file should look something like this:

Merge away!

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