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I have a database of around 4000 records which need some text fields - contact name, job title etc - plus a QR code graphic.

I've successfully done a merge with the QR graphics saved as png files - file size of each one is around 271 bytes.

Unfortunately I need the graphics to be CMYK instead of RGB, which has meant converting to jpgs. This increases file size slightly to 2.71 kb each. I do this by using the mogrify utility which is part of Imagemagick.

When I export the file to pdf using the pngs, Publisher is fine. When I use the jpgs, it works to a certain point (this can vary) then it seems to give up the graphic merge and puts in red X placeholders instead.

The fact that this can happen at a different point each time I run it suggests it may be a memory issue - but at only 2.71 kb per file, everything I've googled about Publisher says this should be the case.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get Publisher to produce the graphics properly?

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