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Mail Merge Problem In Word XP

Q: Mail Merge Problem In Word XP

One of my colleagues at Work has discovered that following an upgrade from Word 97 to Word XP, the Data Source fields within Mail Merge no longer show the field's contents in full. Instead only half of the sentence is visible in the right hand pane. Then, when she selects the source to add it to the document, it is still only showing half of it. This did not used to happen with Word 97.

Question:

Is there a way of increasing a fields character length, so that the full intended sentence or data to be merged shows up after adding it to the document ? If so please advise on how this can be done.

Many Thanks

Anton

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A: Mail Merge Problem In Word XP

See if this article will help you:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q292101

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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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Hi folks

I'm doing a merge.

The address block is fine and I;ve used the <<company>> filed in the body copy of the letter to and that works fine.

I want to use another filed called <<Page>>. When I preview the merge, the <<Page>> field shows 0 rather than the field content which is "lower than page 4".

The data is in Excel.

Can anyone help please?

Thanks
 

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I'm attempting to use the mail merge wizard to merge envelopes using and Excel file. Everything works fine until I come to an envelope that goes outside the US. I have a field set up for Country and when I go through the Match Fields box under Optional Information, that field is selected. However, it never prints the country. The country does add a sixth line to the address. Is this the problem and, if so, is there any way to get it to recognize more than five lines in an address?

Another problem that is not major but bothersome. I have over 300 names on the Excel list but am printing envelopes only for the first 190. Is there any way other than selecting Clear All and going in and selecting each envelope ONE BY ONE to get it to print only the first portion of the list?

Any help greatly appreciated.
 

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I have an access database that I use a word mail merge with. In the database I have several yes/no combo fields. In the mail merged document the fields show up as either '0' or '-1' based on the yes/no value. I need to change this to a yes/no answer in the document. In access I'd just set up a check using vba but I've never used any vba in word and I'm not sure how to error check the data in a merged document like this.

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

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Hi

We have just moved from Word 2003 to Word 2007 and I am having a slight problem with mail merge. Whereas with 2003 when selecting the source data (Excel 2003) I was able to bring it in as DDE, now the only option I have when bring in the data (Excel 2007) is to select OLE Database file. Whilst this does work, the merged fields especially currency amounts, do not retain their formatting, but when I used to bring them in as DDE they did. I know I can go in and amend the field codes to put it back, but I would rather not have to.

Is there some setting somewhere I need to change to get the DDE option back?

Thanks for your help

Peter
UK
 

A:Word 2007 - Mail Merge Problem

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Can anyone tell me why I am getting the below message when I try to access my Outlook contacts while selecting recipients using Mail Merge in Word 2007?

Unable to obtain list of tables from the data source.

I could do this no problem from Office 2003. A couple of users here can do it in 2007 and a few of us can't. Must be a setting of some sort but I can't find it.

Thank you!
 

A:Word 2007 Mail Merge problem

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Hi again guys. Not being a database specialist can anyone help with an Access/Word problem?

I have a database application which performs a query and outputs the result to Word for mail merging. The query works perfectly and gets the results I would expect. Word opens correctly on request from Access. The Word merge document is a simple test case so should have no faults in it. The data is passed across as a .txt file and can be seen saved where it should be, and correctly formatted by simple inspection in Notepad. However Word cannot recognise this .txt file as its database for the merge procedure and point blank refuses to let me merge. The .txt file has its first line as the data fieldnames and then has tab delimited fields and "End of Line" delimited records after.

It seems to me as if the problem is within Word rather than Access but I am no expert. Is there some simple Word option I have set incorrectly, or is it something within Access after all?

Any suggestions appreciated.
 

A:Word/Access mail merge problem

What version of office are you using first of all?

Also, there are two ways to merge access/Word. One way is from Word and one way is from access. I'm assuming from your description that you are merging from Access.

This is where you kind of lost me. I've done thousands both ways, but I've never seen anything about the data saved as text fields.

You might try starting over. If you are merging from Access:
Open the query you want to use.
On the toolbar choose Tools, office links, then merge with word.
A dialogue box will pop up and ask you if it new or existing document. Choose the correct one.
When the document opens, it will prompt you for more responses. However, at this point the mail merge options and appearances are different on different versions of office.
Good luck!!!
 

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I am trying to pull a mail merge off between Excel and Word. When I pull Interest Rates off of my excel sheet into word, instead of coming out as "5.00%" they come out "5.0000000000000003E-2)" instead. And then another interest rate "17.00%" gets pulled like "0.17000000000000001." Its really weird. Also my dollar values lose the dollar sign during the merge. Am I doing something wrong? I have setup mail merges before its just these arent working. Any help would be huge!
 

A:Problem with Excel-Word Mail Merge

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Hi,
When trying to import an excel list into mail merge.
I get the errror "document locked for editing" and I cant continue. Does anyone know what is happening. Im not using it elsewhere and it used to work!

Thanking you for you help

Mikee
 

A:Solved: Word Mail Merge Problem

did you tried to do it in safe mode and checked.
try saving the excel file with a different name and then try mail merge
 

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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?

Thanks,
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 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.

Thanks
 

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We have Word 2002 and excel 2002 applications we are trying to merge an excel file to Word and we are having problems getting getting the format correct. we have 4 decimal places on excel file, when we merge it to word it changes the format and puts a lot of zeroes on the file.
I also got this window message when we open the word file "Opening this Doc will run the following SQL on Select * From 'Sheet1$' Data from your...Base wil be placed in the Document. Do you wan to continue?"
We always click yes.
I looked at MS KB online the only thing I see is 97,98 older versions of Word and Excel. Has anybody experienced this problem already?
Please help. Thank you
 

A:Word-Excel Mail merge problem

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I have done mail merges for years, but for some reason, the word merge document can not find any excel data folders.

I have a fairly new Dell laptop running windows 7. My Excel program seems to run OK and Word seems to run OK as well.

After I browse for the data file and select it, I get "OLE DB Database Files". I hit "OK" and then I get another box that says

"Word was unable to open the data source".

What am I doing wrong?
 

A:2007 word-excel mail merge problem

The Word document you're using is that based on a previous word version?
There may be a problem with the docuemnt reference files or something like that since it uses a kind of ODBC link to read the data and probably cannot find the expected reference and throws the error.
I don't know the solution to this but it's meant as a tip to try and point you in the right direction.
Office versiosn are nat all the dwonward compatible as they like us to think
 

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Hi all,

I have never had this problem before. I have an Excel file with a number of worksheets in it, all running a macro (thanks XLGuru) that prevents the entering of duplicate data in an area of each sheet (it is a seating chart for a number of days). Not too fancy. I have the print areas set and a correct worksheet is set first to have the data taken from.
BUT, when I try to run a mail merge to word in order to print tickets, I get the following message: "Word could not re-establish a DDE connection to Microsoft Excel to complete the task."
I have tried just copyng the data to another Word document and using that for the data info, and that worked fine, so...?
Help!

Thanks again, in advance (what a great site)!
 

A:Solved: Word 97/Excel 97 mail merge problem

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When I create a mail merge to merge number into a letter, the numbers show up with 14 decimal places. I am not trying to input money or any other number format into my letter, just simple two digit number. The number should look like 4.16., but looks like this: 4.1699999999999999.

I've tried changing the format in Excel, but no luck.

Any suggestions?
 

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I am using Windows XP, Excel and Word. My address list is in Excel. I start out in Word, selecting the mail merge option and go through the sequence to mail merge labels, when I select PREVIEW the labels, they are completely blank. At the step that shows the labels in which I select which names are going to be used, everything seems normal. But the next step of PREVIEW reveals that the labels are blank. My excel list is in the same format of every other list I have every used to print labels, ie it has Last Name, First Name, Street number, Street name, City, State, Zip. All on one line. I don't know what is wrong. Help!
 

A:Mail Merge problem with labels Excel to Word in Windows XP

In step 4 of 6, "Arrange your labels," you should be able to type an X (or any other character for that matter) in the first label, click the "Update all labels" button, then see the X in each label at step 5 of 6, "Preview your labels." If you can't do that, then perhaps something in Word 2003 is broken. Visit this site for instructions on how to do a repair:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821593
 

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I've used Word's mail merge feature for many years to update phone lists, address lists, mailing labels, etc. from an excel spreadsheet that has all of the contact information for my department. Since upgrading to Word 2003, I'm consistently experiencing this problem: Every time I open an existing mail merge document in Word 2003, I get these two messages:

"Opening this document will run the following SQL command ..." and then it references the filters that I have set up in Word for the mail merge.

It then says "data from your database will be placed in the document, do you want to continue?" If I reply No, it opens the mail merge document, but does not link to the excel spreadsheet - which is what you would expect it to do.

But when I reply Yes (which is the correct answer) it takes me to the screen where it asks me to "select data source" (which in effect is the same as replying No)

Prior to upgrading to Word 2003 (SP2 on XP platform), Word would remember where the Excel file was located. Is there a workaround to eliminate this extra step? I use these files on a regular basis, the excel file name never changes nor does its location change. I don't understand what is prompting Word to ask me to find the excel file each time I open the Word merge document.

Can anyone help me figure this one out?

Thanks in advance,
Sharon
 

A:Mail merge problem - Word consistently cannot find file

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There is a problem with Lotus Notes and Word 2007.
Mail merge is not working with Word 2007 and Lotus Notes 8.5.
It is working well in Windows 7, but it is not working in Windows 7.
It says that you don?t have mail program installed, although Lotus Notes is a default mail client.
Do you know how to fix this problem.
Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm trying to print out a christmas card list using mail merge in Word. I've entered the names and addresses and the list is fine but when I try to print the addresses on the envelopes, they don't align properly on the envelopes.
I've tried different size envelopes from the list provided by Word but the only two that print properly are the size 6 3/4 and the size 9.
Unfortunately, I cannot find christmas cards that size. I also tried the custom option on the envelope list to size an envelope but that doesn't work either.
On the menu, I've tried manually adjusting the position of the address block instead of using the auto choice but that doesn't work either.
I use an H P C 4700 series printer and I am inserting the envelope properly (along the left side of the paper feed)
I've also downloaded lotus symphony and open office in the hope that the printing would work in their wps but there was a file recognition problem.
I have used Word 2002 and the Microsoft Word Starter 2010 and my printer works fine.
As far as I can see, there isn't an option that I've missed but I could be wrong.
Can someone help?
Thank you,
John Tysz

A:Problem printing envelope addresses in Word Mail Merge

Hi John.

I know this doesn't answer your problem directly, but I just use address labels, which means it makes absolutely no difference which Xmas cards I use.

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Hi,

There is a problem with Lotus Notes and Word 2007.

Mail merge is not working with Word 2007 and Lotus Notes 8.5.

It is working well in Windows XP, but it is not working in Windows 7.

It says that you don?t have mail program installed, although Lotus Notes is a default mail client.

Do you know how to fix this problem.

Thanks in advance.

A:Lotus Notes and Word 2007 mail merge problem

Wow it's been a while since I've used Lotus Notes. Under default programs, does it show Lotus Notes as the default mail program? Is there a setting in Lotus Notes itself you might check to see if it can set itself as default?

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Hi all,

I am trying to send multiple emails to different people with slightly different links to a survey page, so I can monitor who takes the survey (e.g. http://forums.techguy.org&c=90001, http://forums.techguy.org&c=90002....)
I have no trouble setting up Word to do a mail merge using an Excel file as the data source, and in the Excel file the links are all different and they are live.
However, when an email shows up on my pc, the link is dead - can't click on it to go to the survey, only can cut and paste into the browser, which I don't want to have happen to the client's customers.

(Edit) Note: I installed Microsoft's FixIt
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823301
and continue to have the problem.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
 

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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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Hi
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 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.

--Jim--

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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.

Clayton
 

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

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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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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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Hi

help with this would be very appreciated.

We run windows xp, word 2003 and excel 2003

we have created a mail-merge between our database of patients in excel and word, but when we come to the section where we tick the boxes next to the people required for the mail-merge we can select only 1 or 2 or 100, but when the mail-merge goes to the next section it has reverted to selecting the whole database of patients, which when your trying the send a letter to only a few people and it instead tries to print 5000+ letters is annoying to say the least.

i have tried changing the database to running from access, and i have started fresh and re done the mail-merge letter but this is all to no avail as the same error occurs???

any ideas,
please help
 

A:Mail merge problem using excel 2003 and word 2003

There may be some bad data within the columns that may be causing your issue. Look to see if there something out of the ordinary within the dataset you are trying to use for the mail merge. I think one may be column headings with spaces in them and another may be where two or more rows may have meen merged in your spreadsheet.
 

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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.

Thanks
 

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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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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Hi,

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 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!
 

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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?

Thanks
 

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
company
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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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 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 am working in Microsoft Office Word 2010 on a 64 Bit Windows 7 OS. I am using Mail Merge. I am trying to make it so that if Field24 is not blank, that field will just populate. Otherwise, I need the system to look at the date the document is generated, i.e. today's date. If the date is 1/1 to 12/24, I need it to print "{ DATE \@ "yy" }-CH-". Otherwise (12/25 - 12/31), I need a prompt to pull up.

I have tried:
{ IF { MERGEFIELD Field24 } = "" "{IF {DATE \@ "MMdd" } < "1225" "{FILLIN "Case No.:" \o \d "13-CH" }" "{ MERGEFIELD Field24 }" }

And as a test:
{ IF { MERGEFIELD Field24 } = "" "{IF {DATE \@ "yyyyMMdd" } < "20121225" "{FILLIN "Case No.:" \o \d "13-CH" }" "{ MERGEFIELD Field24 }" }

I am having no issues if Field24 is populated. However, if Field24 is blank, nothing is pulling through with either of the above coding. Now, I am sure this is something I am doing, but there are several instances where what prints will be based on a date. Is it possible to do this, without delving into Macros (an area where I am completely clueless...)?
 

A:Word 2010 Mail Merge

Update:

I found a little more information here: http://www.gmayor.com/formatting_word_fields.htm
Below is what the site has to say on the matter. It seems to agree with what I've done. I even tried to change my DATE field to a regular MERGEFIELD populated with a date and that did not work either. I do not understand what I am doing wrong here.
Testing for events that occur before or after a certain date

When running a mail merge, you may want to test for events that happen before or after a certain date. Mail merge does not convert dates to numbers, so if you cannot automatically derive a date number from the date in the data file, as you could in (say) Excel, a different plan is called for.
Let's say the date comes into Word in the format d/MM/yyyy or 1/10/2002 (1st October 2002) from a MERGEFIELD called Start_Date. In this example, we are looking to identify records with Start_Date entries before 1st October 2002.

The above would appear the logical check, but the check treats the date as a number and identifies that number as 1, which is the first part of the number before the slash '/'. All dates other than the first of the month will be greater than 1, so all will produce the result "False".
We therefore need to display the date in numbers that represent the date in a unique way by using the date mask yyyyMMdd which displays the date as a series of digits for year month and finally day, without any breaks. This is a number that the condi... Read more

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Been having a problem with editing the recipient list in mail merge. When I go to save the edited list, I get one of two errors- a "read only" error if saving to a network drive, or a "insufficient permission" if saving to a local drive.

I've been able to duplicate this problem on multiple machines, with multiple files in both the .doc and docx. format. The data files are tables in Word, I have not tried duplicating the issue with Excel or Access datasources.

Of course, I have made sure the data files are not actually read only...

Thanks,

Michael
 

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I'm trying to build a database to use just the labels option of the "mail merge" feature of WORD.
However, in my home edition of XP, I don't have excel. So, to create a database of companies, addresses and towns I was going to use a WORD table to become my database for mail merge to "draw" from.
When I went to create mailing labels from this document (a WORD table) I got an error message that says Microsoft Works does not recognize this database.

Also, I tried to enter each address singly to create a single label, when I went to adjust the column and row it would not let me, hence creating typed text over and over on the same mailing label(?). Help?

Can someone advise me on how to create approx. 300 different mailing labels.

Thank you very much,
 

A:Word/Mail merge/Windows XP

"Microsoft Works"??

What are you really using? Word or WORKS?

Use the TAB key to get to the next table cell in labels in Word, but not sure how to help if it turns out you're using Works.

Anyway, to answer your last question, let me know exactly what program we're running here and what version. See Help-About...
 

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Hi I am just trying to learn how to mail merge with word 2010

I start Word then click on Mailings, then click on start mail merge, then click on envelopes, then select the size of envelope, then select recipients, and all works ok except the address block is almost at the bottom of the envelope no matter what setting I use.

I know I can grab this address block and move it anywhere.

But is there not a way to make the default position higher on the envelope please

Also I see using this method it prints the City County and post code on the same line

Is there a better way to select addresses and print without having to alter every ones position please

A:Mail merge with Word 2010

Have a look at these MS website to see if there is anything that helps you. In the second one which is applicable to Word 2007 there is a section on printing envelopes which may help you.

https://support.office.microsoft.com...rs=en-AU&ad=AU

https://support.office.microsoft.com...9-b462cc40c73a

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I am running MS Office 2003 and am trying to create a Word macro to open a main document with an attached data source, execute a merge and save the resulting document. I just get an error message: " Run time error 5852, Requester object is not available". I have been able to create a macro to execute a merge and save the resulting document on a main document that I open normally but not when opened by the macro itself. What am I doing wrong?
 

A:Word Macros and Mail Merge

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I work for a management company, so we use Office 2003 (Basic Edition) for a whole bunch of stuff. My question has to do with the Mail Merge option in MS Word. I type all the leases for my company, so being able to use the Mail Merge would be awesome. I am not very computer literate, and was wondering if anyone knows a good site for a tutorial, or if they know how to use the Mail Merge option. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

A:Help With Word 2003 Mail Merge

Check the Microsoft Office website: Use mail merge for mass mailings and more.

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Hi,

I have an access db that has .bmp files linked by SIS ID. I would like to merge the .bmp into a mail merge with Word 07.

I have never successfully been able to do this but thought I would try again. I have the word doc setup with a text box that I want the pic to merge into.

The SIS ID always shows up but not the .bmp.

Any ideas?

Thanks so much!
 

A:Access DB with .bmp/Mail Merge to Word 07

Can you post a copy of the Word Doc and a Bmp file?
I have never used mail merge in word, but I could try using VBA to do it.
 

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We just upgraded (if you call it that) to Word 07 from 03 (which I loved). I am trying to do a merge into Word using an Excel spreadsheet saved as a CSV as my data. It seems that only half of the data merges into my document and there is no logical reason why. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

A:Word 07 Mail Merge issues

I would try copying the data to a new spreadsheet and see if the problem still occurs.

I have found that 2007 is very buggy, but quite good at resolving itself.

I am doing some searching to see if i can come up with anything else. I'll let you know if i come up across anything
 

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I have a list of records that will be merged from either an Excel worksheet or an Access database. The ID Number field repeats for multiple records but I would like the merged document to show the ID field once but list all records with that ID as on the same document page(s). When the ID number changes, then the next group of records are merged under that ID. Can this be done?
 

A:Mail Merge in Word 2003

No.
Sorry, but this is a huge shortcoming of Word.
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister/mergfaq1.htm#ComplexMerg
 

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