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Problem getting Word to use Outlook for Mail Merge

Q: Problem getting Word to use Outlook for Mail Merge

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

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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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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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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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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
Company
Street Address
City
State/Province
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:

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

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.
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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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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?
Thanks.
 

A:Mail merge Outlook contacts with word document?

If Office help says no, then so must I.
 

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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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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.

chris.
 

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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'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?

Thanks.
 

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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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
 

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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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
 

A:Word mail merge problem please

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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
 

A:mail merge with access and word problem

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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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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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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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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 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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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

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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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 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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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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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!
 

A:Word mail-merge email inserted link problem

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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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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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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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Hello all, I'm having a problem using mail merge with Outlook. We usually send out a mass email once or twice a month, and have had no problems with it, up until a few days ago. The problem being that the option to mail merge has just disappeared from the tools tab, nor am I able to find it in the customize tab either. I'm fairly useless with outlook as it is, and am even worse when stuff goes wrong in short, help!

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Hello,
Word Mail Merge function does not work. Word sends merged mails to Outlook (Connected to Microsoft Exchange) but outlook refuses to send them.

Hello M.F.Tolga Soyal,

To continue sending messages, please sign in and validate your Outlook.com account.

This helps us stop automated programs from sending junk email.

Thanks for your help and patience!

The Outlook.com Team


Although I had completes account validation nothing has changed.

I'm just trying to send app. 50 mails to my colleagues.

Thank youç

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I am trying to merge an outlook contact file with word mail merge. I am getting the follwing error msg after I select the file:

Microsoft Word

This operation cannot be completed because of a dialogue or database engine failures. Please try again later.

Thanks for the help

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I have attempted to print out mailing labels from my Contacts Folder in Outlook 2003 without success.

I list here the steps taken so far :-

1.Contact page selected in Outlook containing all the addresses I want to print. I then click Tools> Mail Merge.
2. In the MM Page I have selected;- All Contacts,All Contact Fields & Mailing Labels
3. Selecting "OK" launches MS Word with instructions to click "SETUP" in Section 1 of the MM Helper Page which now appears.
4.When this is clicked , the "LABEL OPTIONS" Page appears
5 Here I select "AVERY A4 & A5 sizes" with Product Number of L7160.
6.cLICKING "ok" brings me to the Blank Label Page with MM Helper Page still superimposed on it.
7 There are 3 choices on this page with the 3rd choice "MERGE" greyed out.

I only use the Mail Merge facility rarely , the last time was almost a year ago , but I seem to remember that the 3rd choice here . i.e. "MERGE" was not "greyed out" the last time I used this facility.

Any advice as to how to resolve this would be appreciated.

A:Problem with Mail Merge Office 2003 using Outlook

Hello thenoo,
Refer to the links below to see if they can provide you with more useful information...

About using contacts for a mail merge - Outlook - Office.com

How to use Outlook contacts with mail merge in Office Word 2003

Use mail merge for mass mailings and more - Training - Office.com

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hello,
we are running office 2003. when doing a mail merge in outlook from our contacts list
word is inserting a blank line into some of the contacts between the address line and the city line.
eg:
name
address line 1
address line2

city
county
postcode

has anyone else come across this annoying glitch and have any ideas how to fix it???
if you can your a star!
thanks
Iain
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Outlook 2003 mail merge problem please help!!

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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 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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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

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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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.
 

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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!
 

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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
 

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