I basically used Bob Levine’s method (thanks) but wanted to add some extra detail – am using CS2 which is somewhat behind CS3 in this area. David, I was very discouraged to read your response to Josh on April 28th 2008. It seems your comment was quite dismissive to him with exactly no feedback help. He seemed to be looking for some more help trying to work through what you and the other InDesign gurus discuss as a “simple process”. I to, have read through your directions while using both mac & pc platforms. I fail to find the “standard features” screen shots that you show above in either program. I too have spent several hours trying to get the sequential 3-up numbering as described.
Though you are trying to make sure that you have the best movie ticket template you should customize it to suit the movie that one is going to watch. This will help to match the expectations of those buying them and this might see many coming back for another session. You could attain this more easily by taking a photo of a high or intense moment in the movie to be shown. This site offers you with movie ticket templates that have employed good graphics in their designs and you could customize these to be in line with your movie.
I normally use “Data Merge” in InDesign and use Excel (or something like it) to generate the list of numbers for me. You would copy the numbers into a text file so that InDesign can read them as the merge data source. Note that you would have one ticket on the page and then let InDesign set the other tickets on the page (you can tell the Data Merge control panel about spacing).
There is a good chance that the digital printer that you will use, has a cut and stack imposition method. This is a method that replicates Peter’s description, except it is done at the RIP and automatically. If this is the case, all you would need to do is supply a file from your data merge (20,000 single pages), and the imposition is taken for you.
Open Publisher and click on 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.
Now, you need to make each row know to move to the next record. Basically, you on each ticket you want to first move to the next number before displaying any ticker numbers <>. To do this, select the space right before the first <> in your second raffle ticker. When you have that space selected, click on Insert Word Field > Next Record
If you’re planning to sell tickets prior to the event and the proceeds (from ticket sales) for a single draw are not anticipated to exceed £20,000 then you must register with your local authority as a ‘small society lottery’. You would need to pay a small fee and comply with a range of regulatory requirements including providing entrants to the lottery with tickets stating specific information (see below) and preventing children under the age of 16 from participating. If the proceeds for a single draw were to exceed £20,000 you would require a ‘large society lottery’ licence from the Gambling Commission.
I used the CS3 directions to number 500 tickets both at the top and sequential numbering of each ticket 4 up on a page. This method worked great and really didn’t take very long at all. I dudplicated several spreads at a time to create my 125 pages of tickets ( 4up = a total of 500 numbered tickets). Thanks so much for the help!
On a paper ticket, the airline code and ticket number is located at the bottom center of the ticket. For the example below, you would enter 2150030834 in the ticket number box. The 001 is already provided to the left of the box if American Airlines is selected as the airline flown. Enter the 3-digit airline code preceding the ticket number if any other airline is selected. The 0 at the end is for internal use only.
Supermarkets also offer a good avenue for the sale of raffle tickets. Most of them normally allow one to sell the raffle tickets just close to the exit. It is good venue since people will opt to spend their loose change to get the raffle tickets.
I am using your instructions to create a page of tickets – the design has been created as a picture so I added a text box to “hold” the mail merge instructions but I keep getting the error message “You cannot include DATA, NEXT, NEXTIF, or SKIPIF fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes or endnotes.” I have not included any of these but I’m wondering if it’s because I’ve attempted to insert it in a text box. Is there an easy way to do this? TIA
Once you have your new blank document, go to File… > Page Setup… to set the correct size. You want to set this to the size of your raffle ticket, not the size of paper you are printing on. You probably want 4 raffle tickets per page, so if you are printing on A4 then set the size to 20cm wide x 7cm high, with 1cm margins:
In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to do an easy setup in InDesign for automatically numbered raffle tickets. We will look at the handy “Data Merge Tool,” which is a great time-saver. Let’s jump into this quick tutorial!
Just download the Raffle tickets with consecutive numbering and matching stubs from the Microsoft Office website. It is a 2003 version and I have Office 2010. The template has sequential numbering and displays 8 tickets on 2 pages, but I need 3000 tickets. How do I add more tickets to this document. I have looked online for tutorials, but most are for starting a ticket from scratch. Please help!!