You might want to look into XMPie. They have an Indesign extension that makes variable work incredibly easy. For something like what you’re describing, it might be overkill, but for more involved projects, it’s a godsend.
A very common usage for the Print Merge function in CorelDRAW is for adding numbers to tickets or invoices. Unfortunately it can be a bit of a hassle to create the list of numbers. When you have multiple tickets on a single printed sheet, it becomes even more complex as you want each stack of tickets to be in numerical order.
We recommend you create a print file (the default) and then print the tickets in batches from this saved file, so make sure you include all the tickets needed in this selection. This will only create the Print File, and will not go directly to the printer.
Open Publisher and click http://sl-inworld.com File… > New to create a new blank document. Depending on your settings, you’ll get a bunch of options here with different templates and sizes. You just need to create a new blank document, it doesn’t matter what size because you are going to change the size in a minute.
You simply add more! It’s very simple in Excel. Go to the end of the file where you see the 10,000th number. All you have to do is highlight the 10,000th number and 1 or 2 rows above it. Then you click on the bottom right corner (where the square is) of the 10,000th number cell and simply drag it down until you reach your desired number. You should see it increasing each number by 1 as you scroll down. Once you let go of the mouse, the numbers will be placed in the cells.
Reorders: If you need more raffle tickets for an order you have place recently, that’s a pretty good problem to have. During business hours (Monday thru Friday and 10am to 1pm Saturday – EST) just give us a call (513)-733-3900. After business hours you can place online – you only need to fill in the first ticket line. In the “instructions” section tell us that this is an exact reorder and what number to start at.
Hello Bruce, I seem to be having a different problem altogether. I created my ticket in word using logos and text boxes as needed, ticket looks great. I followed your very clear instructions but when I did the Finish & Merge I got this message, “You cannot include DATA, NEXT, NEXTIF, or SKIPIF fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes or endnotes.” I then click on OK and get this, “A field calculation error occurred in record 1. Bruce any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!!
2. At this point you need to check the selected ticket template thoroughly for any pre existing numbers. Many of the Word templates in the Microsoft Publisher come with numbers. If you wish to facilitate numbering then you can click on the number box or else you can give delete option to commence your own numbering series.
I am trying to create raffle tickets, 4 on a page with only a number on the stub. My problem is when I get to the print preview and change it to “multiple pages per sheet” it is just changing the number on the next page and not on the next ticket. I followed all the directions on adding the number to each ticket from the merge document (of course all the step by step information I can find is only for 2007 and NOT 2013 so guessing there is something wrong with what I am doing). When I go into the print screen it is also changing my paper from 8 1/2 x 11 to 11 x 17 and putting 8 on the page.
Creating numbered tickets in Word can seem difficult or even impossible if you are not familiar with all the capabilities of the Word program. If you have tried going to the Word template section and have been unsuccessful or frustrated with all the options and questions, there is an easier way. The simplest resolution for creating numbered tickets is to find existing templates that can be edited and adjusted to fit your needs.
I have used their raffle ticket services going on 3 years and they are a pleasure to work with. They made ordering and re-ordering simple and easy and just placed another order. I would recommend them to anyone. Tod G.