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Word 2000 Mail Merge with Outlook

Q: Word 2000 Mail Merge with Outlook

We started by creating a Mailing Label template using the Mailing Label
Wizard in Word. The fields we set up were:
First Name
Last Name
Street Address
Postal Code
Then we went to Outlook and chose View by Category. We then highlighted all names in the category we wanted to merge. Then we tried to merge using
these commands:

Mail Merge
Only Selected Contacts
All Contact Fields
Existing Document - (We browsed to the Word template we had set up)

This opened up a Word screen as asked us if we wanted to Merge now which we clicked on and selected Merge in the next screen too.
Upon selecting Merge the second time, an "Invalid Merge Field" screen opened
up with these options:

This merge field is used in the main document, but it does not exist in the
data source: State/Province
Postal Code

Options were to Remove Field (which we don't want to do) or
Replace with a valid merge field from data source.

If we selected the second option we could enter State and ZIPPostal Code but had to do this for EVERY label (30 times) and then it would work, but we
couldn't figure out how to change our template to read this way, because
when we tried to do that it reverted back to the standard fields in Word
which are not recognized in Outlook.

In other words when we did step 2 and entered the fields in the create labels template box and editing the fields in that step they converted back to standard fields.
Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.

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A: Word 2000 Mail Merge with Outlook

Easiest when merging with Outlook:
Copy all your contacts to a new contacts folder.
Expert the contacts to an Excel file.
Merge to the Excel file.

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Using Access 2000, I have a number field, formatted number....
doing a mail merge in word, causes the field which is called Dues to loose it's formatting... Word says to apply a Numeric Picture Switch...{ Dues \# $#,##0.00 } but try as I might I cannot get it to work....

So I have the Syntax wrong on something? I am in a time crunch and have to have this letter out asap am tomorrow....

What is wrong???? I did a letter like this in January and it worked fine.....Help!

A:Access 2000/Word 2000 Mail Merge

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Hi All,

I am trying to do an e-mail merge from a database that is saved on my hard drive.

According to the help files in WORD 2000, I should be able to do this, similar to sending form letters, only e-mail instead.

I can get everything set up and working, right up to the Merge dialog box, but all I have to select for Merge To, is 'New Document,' or 'Printer.' According to the WORD 2000 help files, there should be an option called 'Electronic Mail.' There is not, and I don't know why. I am apparently missing something, but I can't figure it out.

Any help or ideas will be appreciated. Any thoughts as to what else I may run into--difficulty wise--would be appreciated also.

Thank you.


A:WORD 2000, e-mail merge, missing 'Electronic Mail'

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I'm unable to edit data sources in Word. It's stand alone (doesn't have MS Access installed).

When following through the usual process I press EDIT and all I get is the list of labels, not the Data Form that allows me to edit individuals details. It's as if it's been turned off!!

Hope I've explained this clearly enough!!!

Any ideas?


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If a person creates a main document using fields.Then merges with data and realizes that he needs to edit his document that has his fields. What's the best way to add a field or take away a space between the 2 fields after one has merged. Thanks!!

A:Mail Merge Word 2000

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I am using Office 2000 with Access 97. When I try to do
a mail merge with my access database I get the following message: You can't make changes to the database objects in the database "Golf & Tennis: 2002. This database was created in an earler version of. To convert this database to the current version of, close the database, point to database utilities on the tools menu,and then click convert database. I tried to do this but the convert to database option is grayed out. I have tried doing the mail merge on another machine with the same software, and database and there is no problem, so it is definitely a problem on my computer.

A:Access 97 w/word 2000 mail merge

What version do you NEED the Access database in? You may want to export your query to Excel first?

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I set up a mail merge document in Word 2000 and then merge the results to a new document, then save the new document. I can open this new document fine. But, if I move the document to a different computer it won't open and crashes Word. Don't know why it does this as it shouldn't still be linked to the source mail merge database. It's just a completed mail-merged document.

Any ideas on this one? The only way it works is if the two computers are networked together, then it opens fine on the second computer, which suggests that it's looking for something on the orginal computer which it needs before opening the document on the second computer.

This has me baffled. Weird and frustrating.

If anyone would like a sample document I could attach one.


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I was wondering if it is possible to do a merge where instead of outputting to a document where each record is on a seperate page, but rather, each record is it's own document.

For example, if I have 12 records in my database, I would like 12 documents after the merge. So instead of having one document with 12 pages, I'll end up with 12 documents with 1 page each.

The other alternative is to be able to save each page of a multipage document in a separate file for each page.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!


A:Word 2000 Mail Merge Output

I am sure you could do it from Access alone and output the fields into a preformatted document that would create a new doc for each record.

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Hello everyone!

I am having a major issue and I really hope someone can help me out. Iím trying to do a mail merge in Word 2000, I have windows xp professional. The last time I did this same merge was in January and it worked fine. Okay here is my issue:

I have all my data for the merge saved in an excel file. My mail merge document in word has never changed; you can see it at the end of my post. I follow the mail merge wizard direction, all the prompts and for some reason it adds the same person twice, throwing everything off. In my excel workbook I have people broken up by units. For instants, unit one only has three people, Julie, Mark and Ron. When I merge the fields it will put Julie in the first two places, then Mark, Ron and the next two people from group 2. I really hope Iím making sense. Iíve redone the merge sheet, same result, made a fake spreadsheet in excel, made a new merge sheet, same thing, keeps giving me doubles. I made a fake list with fake names. I attached the merge sheet, I tried to attach the excel page but it wouldnt stay in format.You will see how John was added twice, he is only in my spreedsheet once.
Here is what I get with the mail merge page:

Unit 4123
65656 MI 65656

John Smith
65656 MI 65656
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:

John Smith
65656 MI 65656
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:

Bob Barker
45548 MI 45548
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:
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A:Word 2000 mail merge nightmare....HELP ME PLEASE

The only things I can identify is the << Next Record>> field. This field should be on all records except the first one. The last record in you list does not have << Next Record>>

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A client has Word 2000. On the Tools menu, Mail Merge appears several times. I have seen this several places and never found a good cause or cure.

Any thoughts?

A:Word 2000 multipe mail merge

Click on Lost toolbars at:


Follow the steps...

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I have never completed a mail merge and cannot seem to eliminate the "mail merge helper" in the "tools" drop down. I now have 21 and growing. I have one that is used to establish a mail merge with the pointer on it but the rest are just hanging there with no pointer on them.
How do I ever get rid of them and get back to having only the one active mail merge, that came with word 2000, remaining?
I have searched the computer as best as I can and cannot find the source of any started mail merges and have read all of the help functions in an attempt to stop this mutipication of "mail merge helpers".
Thank you in advance

A:Mail Merge Helper Word 2000

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First, is it possible to print on both sides of a sheet of paper in Word 2000?
Second, is it possible to print on both sides of a sheet of paper in Word 2000 using Mail Merge?
The Microsoft website and Word 2000 help did not offer any solutions. Thank you.

A:Word 2000 Printing Both sides/Mail Merge

First of all, when you say print two sided, do you mean in one pass through the printer? That depends on the printer: is it a duplex printer and do you have the appropriate driver for it? If you're not sure, you can put the make and model here and we can probably figure it out. Generally, you can just go to the web site or the owner's manual for its capabilities.

Second, a document, mailmerge or otherwise, does not care whether you print it one- or two-sided.

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I am doing a mail merge with an name list from Excel. I want the labels to appear vertically and horizontally centered. How do I cause the formatting changes I made to the first label to apply to all in the main document? I know I did this some time back on another project but I cant remember how? Any help please? Thanks.

A:Formatting labels for mail merge in Word 2000

I just copy the contents of the first label and paste into all the other cells.

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Can I filter dates in a mail merge in Word. When I try all dates in the field are displayed?



A:filter dates in a mail merge (Word 2000)

How are you trying to filter them, silly?

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Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 with office 2002 plus Outlook 2003 installed, Exchange 2003 is being used as the e-mail server.

When I do a mail merge from Word 2002 to e-mail for a mass e-mailing in Outlook 2003. The process completes but there are no e-mails sent from Outlook 2003. The e-mails that were merged are never recieved by the recipents that are being set to. Help.

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I've been trying for an hour to make labels to print out and stick on envelopes. I tried to use Mail Merge in Word 2000 for the very first time, but I'm doing something wrong. I really don't understand how it works. I've got a normal Word document with addresses, one address underneath the other with an empty line separating them. When I try to create the labels, a box pops up saying something about a field delimiter and record delimiter. Can anyone help me and tell me how to create my labels properly? Thank you in advance for your time.

A:Solved: Creating labels with mail merge in MS Word 2000:help, I don't get it!

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I used Word 2007 for mail merge to send about 1000 mails to my prospects
After I click the Merge and Complete button, for every email it sends, outlook pops a warning
"Some program is trying to access to send email. If it is not ok, click deny and check your virus settings ..."

I am forced to click "Allow" for every mail, this is too much to take for the number of mails I am sending
Is there a way to disable this warning system when I am doing a mail merge

Kindly help

Thanks and regards
Sasi Sekar K

A:Word 2007 - Outlook Mail Merge Warning for every mail

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I am trying to send out a newsletter (as a PDF attachment of about 120 kb) to a bunch of clients and need to find a way to send it efficiently. If I send them all at once, some IP providers / email hosts block it thinking that I am spamming. I can try to send them in batches, if nothing works, but I was wondering if there is an efficient solution. I checked out the mail merge function in Outlook 200 and it works perfectly, but I cannot figure out how to attach an attachment with the merged email. Any thoughts on how to attach attachments to merged emails or any other creative solution?

Really appreciate this.

A:Mail merge in Outlook 2000

See the 3rd-party utilities and other information (below that) at:

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I have Access 2000 data that is merged into Word 2000. Each Access table is merged to a specific main Word document. Each main document has several If statements. Based upon the selection of various Access fields and check boxes, specific text is output to the Word main document for each record. The amount of output text affects the number of section pages each record produces. For example, one record may require a two-page letter, while the next record may require three pages, etc. My dilemma is that I need the merged document to be able to print duplex. If I have a record that produces only one page, I do not want the next record to start printing on the back page of record one. Basically, I want to insert a blank page when needed. I experimented with different types of breaks but it does not work for every record. Is there a way to do this when the source records produce varying numbers of section break pages within the same document? Please help. I have been researching/experimenting with this for weeks. Thank you.

A:Word 2000 Mail Merge Duplex - Add blank page when needed

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Can anyone advise me if there are limits anywhere to the number of e-mails I can send out simultaneously when using a mail merge to e-mail? I have set up and tested the mail merge and it all works fine, but I don't want to launch the real one only to get problems. I have a mailing list with 1,600 addresses, I'm using Outlook and Word 2011 for Mac to do this.

A:Mail merge to e-mail using Word / Outlook 2011 for Mac

One of the problems your going to face is getting labeled as a spammer. If your sending these internally it may not be a problem. The standard answer for this is to Outsource this if your sending over 100. Good decision not to launch the real one yet.

A detailed response to similar question in StackOverFlow

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When using a mail merge documnet in word and using Outlook Contact as a database the merge fields do not all match, The state = city and the zip code = state. I have match fields and saved format but the same issue occurs in a new document

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I am trying to do a selected mail merge and ever time I get to the part we I select the files that I in my contacts it is looking at personal folder/Sent Items/Conflict. It will not allow me to select where my pst's are.

A:Mail Merge Word 2002 with Outlook

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Maybe the Office 2002 gurus out there can direct me to a solution to this pesky problem...
When I try a mail merge to make mailing labels with Word 2002, I always use my Outlook contacts for the data.

However, Word always gives me an error message that says that Outlook is not configured as the defualt mail client. It instructs me to make the changes in Outlook and to try again.

I've been in Outlooks Tools menu, as the help files tell me, and have checked the settings, and made sure the box is checked to configure Outlook as the defualt email program, but Word behaves the same.

Any suggestion?

Ken C.
Chino Hills, CA

A:Problem getting Word to use Outlook for Mail Merge

Try this, go to contol panel, click on internet options and on the program tab set Outlook as the default email program.

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I have windows 7 & office 2007. I am attempting to create an email merge. I have tried to do so starting with first with outlook (which takes me to word) which failed in sending, and then starting with word (which takes me to outlook and then back to word) and also failed in sending. I have followed all instructions to a T (as provided by help in both programs as well as microsoft help online).

What am I missing? Is there some connection between the 2 programs that needs to be set up first?

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We have several Word documents (PO's, Quotes, etc.) that currently are used with ACT! to do mail merge (only to import contact info to a single document). We are moving to Prophet (which works with Outlook) and want to continue using these documents. Office help says you have to have matching versions of Outlook/Word (we don't).
Is there a way to make Outlook 2003 merge contacts as needed into these Word documents without upgrading everyone to Word 2003?

A:Mail merge Outlook contacts with word document?

If Office help says no, then so must I.

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This fixes the problem of having word show an empty address book from Outlook Contact folder when doing a mail/merge in Word.

1. I went to Outlook, clicked on Tools, then Email Accounts, then View or Change Existing Directories or Address Books

2. I then highlighted Outlook Address Book and clicked on Change

3. I then removed each address book listed, clicked on close, clicked on finish.

4. I then went to each Contacts Folder and right mouse clicked and selected the Properties option.

5. I then clicked on the Outlook Address Book tab

6. I put a check mark in the "Show this folder as an email address book"

Prior to all this each contact folder already had this checked. So God only knows why this issue existed but it did.

After doing these 6 steps I went to do a mail merge in word and selected the Contact Folder that had been showing up empty before. It no longer was empty.

A:Solved: Issue with Word mail merge with Outlook 2003

Just a tip: if you want to mark a thread solved, use the Thread Tools at the top of the page instead of double-posting and changing the title. Go ahead and mark your original thread solved, a mod will probably delete this one.

Glad you got your problem sorted.


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I have recently upgraded to Office 2010 (from 07) and I perform a lot a mail merges. I have come across a few issues with this feature within 2010 and wondered if anyone has a solution. I am obviously running Windows 7.

Issue 1 - When performing the mail merge to emails (HTML), Word 2010 doesn't seem to recognise my IMAP email account, which is set as default in Outlook 10 it uses one of my other pop email accounts.
Is there any way to set my IMAP account as the default for mail merging?

Issue 2 - Once I have completed the email merge I then need to create them as a PDF, which in 2007 worked fine but the Acrobat addin in Word 10 doesn't do anything. (I do have Acrobat 8 prof installed as well) I have done a little research and can see that this is a problem but I need a solution to fix.
Otherwise I'll be reduced to uninstalling and re-install 2007!

Anyone with solutions please let me know.

A:Email Mail Merge Issue - Word & Outlook 2010

Hi welcome to the forum,
Have you tried the macro to save As pdf file of print to the adobe pdf printer?

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I'm using Office 2003. I went through the steps of doing a mail merge from word. I selected the Outlook contact folder I wanted to use and it shows no contacts in it. However, there are plenty of contacts in that folder. So I tried another contact folder and it worked just fine. Any suggestion on this one folder?


A:Solved: Word mail merge shows empty outlook contact folder

Right-click that Contacts folder and hit Properties. Go to the Outlook Address Book tab and make sure it's checked to be seen as email address book.

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Can someone please tell me the pros vs cons of using Microsoft word as the e-mail editor with Outlook 2000?

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I am using Word 2000 & Oulook 2007. I press the button on the tool bar in Word to mail the document and it gives me an error that it's not configured correctly. Anyone know if there is a compatibility issue or is there a configuration issue? Thanks~!!!

A:Word 2000/Outlook 2007 - Mail To Button Not Working

Outlook 2007 cannot use Word 2000 as an editor and that is a compatibility issue

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I would like to use Word 2007 Mail Merge to compose and send email messages. My email client is Windows Live Mail. I do not have Outlook. I do not need to access my WLM Contacts list. The email addresses I want to send messages to are in a column of the Word table that I am using as the Mail Merge data source. I have gone through all of the steps of a Mail Merge, including writing the email message, inserting data fields into it, and selecting recipients. The last step is to finish, merge, and send messages. I click on that step and nothing happens - no error message appears but no messages are sent. Any advice? It's possible this can't be done, but I am hoping it can.


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I'm using Word 2010 on a Win 7 machine. I'm having problems with mail merge in that when the merge is complete and I click on "OK" once the mail dialog has been completed, nothing happens. My e-mail client does not open up, nor do I see any messages in the outbox. This used to work just fine with Windows Live Mail and Word 2007. I then installed Word 2010 and it does not work now. Any suggestions from anybody? Any assistance would be MUCH appreciated. Microsoft is no help - impossible to contact.

A:Solved: Word 2010 e-mail Mail Merge Problem

Word and Outlook have to be same version.

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I have email addresses stored for a Windows Mail Merge docx. and now want to use the email addresses for each entry.How can this email data be exported for use in Windows Live Mail as a Folder in my 'Contacts'?All assistance gratefully accepted in advance. Many thanks
Using OS: 64 bit MS7

A:Word Mail Merge emails to Live Mail

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Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can assist me with a question that I'm tearing my hair out over.

Please stick with me as I will try and explain this as best I can. I am trying to create a document at work to assist with creating tenders. Basically lets say I have a document that has information on "Product 1" another on "Product 2" another on "Product 3" etc etc.

Currently what I do is identift which products I need then cut and paste them into one document.

What I would really love to do is have a macro, document, whatever, that has a checklist of all the Product document. I could then choose the ones I want from this and have Word merge them into one document.

Does anyone know how I could go about this or if it is even possible ?

Ideally I would also like this master document / checklist to allow me input the client's name etc and have that populted within the final document as well.

Any ideas ? I would appreciate if someone could at least point me in the right direction if this is even possible.

Thanks very much in advance.

A:Word 2000 Merge - assistancr please

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Is it possible to merge two adjacent columns in a Word 2000 table? I know I can merge two adjacent cells a row at a time, but is there a way to do this for an entire column at once?

A:Merge Columns in Word 2000 Table?

yes, just highlight the two columns and then right click and it will merge the two columns however, if you want to keep the rows I think you may need to do it a row at a time

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Hey Guys,

I have an end user who is needing to set up word 2007 mail merge. She is drawing her list of recipients from our SQL server database. She is needing to place up to nine names into a 3x3 table, with one name per cell. Our problem is that some of the schools she is doing this for don't have nine people. So not all nine cells are filled. Now the problem this causes is that when one page doesn't fill all of the cells word starts grabbing names that are supposed to be on the next page (school) and using them to fill the partially filled chart. This is a huge problem because each page is a different school with different Board members. So I need to figure out a way to separate the charts so that each page's chart is filled according to the School name that is pulled from the database. She is currently having to do a separate merge for each school, we have 56 different schools. And it is an extreme hassle for her. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Also if you need me to clarify anything, please send me a message.


A:Mail Merge in word 07

Name Name Name
Name Name Name
Name Name Name

It's going to look similar to that, but there is going to be a chart surrounding it. and each Name is a different board member. however some schools dont have 9 board members, and word is currently pulling the names from the next school on the list in order to fill all 9 cells. How do i Prevent it for doing this without having to do a new mail merge for each school?

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I would like to set up a word mail merge the following:

If field OPTION1, OPTION2 and OPTION3 are al three empty, I would like to show the text "no options available" in any other case I would like to display these options.

I was thinking it would be something like this.
{IF<<OPTION1>>AND<<OPTION2>>AND<<OPTION3>>="" "No options available" <<OPTION1>><<OPTION2>><<OPTION3>>}

Unfortunately that doesn't work.
The problem is likely the AND selector. I haven't found any documentation of how to use AND selection in Word.

Any ideas? Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Word Mail Merge with IF and AND

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I'm having some trouble printing a mail merge document from Word 97. Here are the details:

1. The document is formatted such that 3 form letters can fit on a single 8.5X11 piece of paper (each form letter is 3.6 inches tall, thus I want to print three on a single sheet of paper and will later cut it into thirds).

2. Each form letter has text and a graphic common to each letter (thus a "form" letter) and fields of unique data imported using the Mail Merge option on the TOOLS menu.

I am able to get the merge to occur, however it results with a single form letter per page, hence two-thirds of each printed page is wasted space. If I delete the page-break that appears on each page, I am able to get all three form letters on a single page, however I end up losing some of the formatting graphics.

Can anyone offer some suggestions of how to proceed?


A:Using Mail Merge in Word

You must have the *doc* set up 3 times on the sheet. On the first you will have your first merge field.

On the 2nd, in FRONT of the first merge field, you must have a Word field "next record"

On the 3rd, same thing...

Suggestion: Right-click, Format picture and set text wrapping to INLINE WITH TEXT.

Hope this helps. If not, email data (change names if you like, and I only need four or five records) and merge doc as is to:

[email protected]

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i am trying to do a mail merge using the data in excel; i have done mail merge before and never had any problem until today ; but it's an odd problem tho; for some reason, word doesnt read the column for job title, and when i try to play around with the fields, it gives unpredictable and not logical result; i never had this problem before and dont know if anyone else has the same experience

the format should be

full name
job title
address 1, address 2
city, state zip

and for some reason it wouldnt pickup the job title field data, and when i try to put 2 job title fields , it omits the full name!!!,etc.... very weird

A:please help with mail merge in word

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What is the quickest way to create a mail merge in Word 97.

A:Word 97 Mail Merge

Some pointers:

I personally prefer using Excel as my data source (get data, change files of type to Excel). The mail merge helper will actually use a Word table as the data source (create data source) if you follow through the steps.

Regardless, your column headings in the data source need to be in row 1 and the first record of data must be in row 2.

Follow the steps in the mail merge helper. Generally, you'll use "active document" when prompted, except when performing the actual merge--use new document.

When you've put the codes into the letter, labels, etc., I suggest testing it (use the <<abc>> button on the mail merge toolbar), and then saving it as a template. Close it, hit file-new whenever you want to use that merged letter, label, etc.

Recognize that you're creating two files. The data source (put "data" into the name somewhere) and the coded file (put "merge" in the name somewhere).

Check here, if you can. 2000 and 97 are virtually the same when it comes to mail merge: http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/Webcasts/WC110200/wcblurb110200.asp?

Let me know if you run into problems or need more help.

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I am currently using an older printer to merge 3.5" x 8.5" card stock from a FoxPro database. The older printer has a swinging door style manual feed and that's how I print the merge. I am interested in buying a newer printer, but most of them have small manual feed slots which only take one card at a time. I tried resizing the tray and changing the default paper source in Word and the printer settings, but the printer still wants the card from manual feed. Am I missing something? Thanks.

A:MS Word Mail Merge

swaters said:

I am currently using an older printer to merge 3.5" x 8.5" card stock from a FoxPro database. The older printer has a swinging door style manual feed and that's how I print the merge. I am interested in buying a newer printer, but most of them have small manual feed slots which only take one card at a time. I tried resizing the tray and changing the default paper source in Word and the printer settings, but the printer still wants the card from manual feed. Am I missing something? Thanks.Click to expand...

Just a little thing:
When creating mail merge, MSWord automatically puts option "Manual" in "Tray" (Don't ask me why!); change it to "Default Tray (Auto Select)". Only withdraw is that You'll have to create new main merge document.

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I want to use a spreadsheet for the records in the merge. I would like to use one of the columns to specify how many times that particular record should be printed. Is that possible?

I also want a number on each document that auto-increments each time that document is printed.

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I develop an application that does mail merges with Word. It runs fine on Win2K and XP and with Office 97 up to 2003.

I am now running on Vista Business and Office 2K7. when I do a mail merge, I sometimes get an extra window like this:

Sometimes I can't even close this extra window. Any help appreciated!

A:Word 2K7 mail merge

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Hello all,

I have a Database containing a member list in access 2000. I send personalized emailings for evening parties (each member receives an email with his name & a few details) according to certain criterias. I need to send HTML emails for the formatting.

The simplest method seemed to use MS Word "Tools/Office/Fusion with MS Word" to send a mailing. The sending works fine, however, MS word is incapable of sending HTML messages that way, it only sends plain text. This seems to be a built in limit.

Does anyone know how to work around this MS Word limitation and send html messages (keeping the formatting) ? I'm ready to have a look at any software (preferably freeware or cheap!) you might suggest. An important point, for the sake of simplicity, would be to be able to launch it from access directly (like the Tools/Office/Fusion with MS Word thing. because I do my sorting in Access and don't want to save the results to a separate table each time.)

Thanks a million if anyone can help me !


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hi all,

i'm hoping someone on here has an answer to my dilema...

we recently upgraded from Office 2000 to 2003 and have run into a problem when trying to do mail merges between the Office apps. i'll do my best to explain:

1.) data in entered into an Access DB that creates job-sheets
2.) this can be printed / emailed to others (done via Excel to Word using Mail Merge)

with 2000 (on which it was developed) everything worked as it should, but since upgrading to 2003 the data is no longer getting across.

what it throws back is 'This method or property is not available because the document is not a mail merge mail document.

after discussing this problem with our database manager we think it might be because of the following:

you'll see that in 2003 the 'No' option is highlighted by default, in 2000 the 'Yes' option was highlighted!

anyone know a work around this?

currently the 'action' is dictated by VB code with a button on the Access DB entry form.

hope someone can help!

thanks in advance.

Neil Merton

A:Mail Merge & 2000 to 2003 Upgrade

Here ya go...let us know if it works:


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I have an excel file with over 2000 names that I need to make a word merge document out of. I copied and pasted the information from excel into word 2000. I put it all in tables so that it would be separated by the fileds so that I could sort it alphabetical by city and state. But when I go to make the merge document, I already had a letter to merge the names and addresses into, it will not merge. What have I not done, or still need to do? Can someone help me please. I missed my deadline 2 days ago.

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