I'm curious if there is an option to manipulate a single Document/Data-Set from the Data-Merge-Sets without the need to export all the Files to individual .indd's. In My special case i'd like to change the letter-spacing for a single data set due lack of space without the possibility to change the text, cause the client insists on that special phrasing. I know i can just export all the indd's and refit the text after the fact, but i'm curious if it's possible before the export stage. Thanks !

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AFAIK The only way to perform this automatically is to create a new column for this specific case, and apply a different paragraph style to this data field.

Not sure it's less time consuming than adjusting the merged document, but that's your call.

Or you can use a grep style to apply a character style to text with a certain amount of characters (see example below with 35 characters or more):
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  • thanks mate ! its a pity that there is not such a thing as an "Exeption-Tag" for Data Merge Sep 4, 2017 at 12:44
  • @The_Higgs_Boson see edited answer
    – Vinny
    Sep 5, 2017 at 7:00

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