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

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

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

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

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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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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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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 am a secretary of a local society with over 50 members who need to receive a regular mailing.
I use a Windows XP operating system and I have the Office 2007 products installed.

I Word 2007 I created my newsletter and then went through all the stages of the mail merge.

My contacts were held in an excel file which was created in the 2003 version. My contacts were an email address list.

I had no problem accessing the email list and inserting the email addresses.

When I went to complete the mail merge and send the emails - nothing happened.

The word document went through the motions of sending the email but when I opend up Outlook there was no record of any of the emails being sent or received.

AS a result it does not look if the emails were sent.

I tried pasting the email list into an email but got an email message saying the message was undeliverable.

What do I have to do to make sure my Word program communicates with my email program which is working properly
 

A:mail merge with Microsoft outlook

Did it actually go through the motions of sending the email or did it just create the merge document? Look at this and see if it helps.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/w...oup-using-mail-merge-in-word-HA001146481.aspx
 

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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,

When you send an e-mail or receive one from outlook, by default it looks for the person in your contacts and puts the display name up instead.

But when reading the e-mail it displays

John Doe [mailto:[email protected]]
To: Jane Doe

How do you get rid of the mailto:etc,etc ??? I would prefer a hyperlink instead of the mailto because then it reveals the person's e-mail address.

I know you could just hover over it or click on the hyperlink to find out the e-mail, but I'm just asking for the purpose of printing. I don't want my e-mail address shown in a long stream of E-mail send's and replies between a friend when I print it.

If there is a setting in Outlook to turn this off, please let me know, I fooled around with everything and I cant get it to work.

- Drew
 

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Under "tools/options/prefrences/e-mail options/advanced e-mail options " You can select "automatic name checking" which I think will convert the mailto to a name if it is in the global address or contacts list. I don't know what that does to people you send to I would think it depends on their setting...
 

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I have a need to Automate basically everything in regards to a Mailmerge.
I have successfully created a Main Document and even a datasource to grab the data from. I've done this several different ways. ( utilizing both the current wizard & adding the MailMergeHelper to my toolbar ).

The problems lie in trying to get this to work via macros.

If I try and load the main merge document, and then use a macro to 'Get The Data Source", it doesn't load properly. I get M, &M_1 as the only records.
I created the Macro by hitting RecordMacros and having the VBA record my steps. Obviously something is missing. Is there another command I need to add ?

If i allow the document to load the data upon startup
i get macros disabled... Any idea why that could be happening.

This should not be this difficult.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Mindy Jeanne
 

A:Mail Merge 2003 - Macro Problem

Make the mail merge main doc and have it set up with the data source already. Save it as a document.

Record a macro that opens the file and creates the mail merge to a new document, and print it.

That macro code will, by default, appear in your normal.dot file. Hit Alt+F11, double-click "New Macros" under normal.dot Take everything out of the code after Sub Yourmacroname() and before End Sub. Delete the two remaining lines.

Double-click THISDocument under YOUR document on the left of the screen. Hit the General dropdown and choose Document. Make the other dropdown say Open. So you should now have the title and End Sub of a macro that runs when the document is open. Paste the code between the sub and end sub lines.

Save.
Close.
Open!

Oh, and set macro security to low. Many would say they don't recommend that, but the truth is, there are no WORD macro viruses running around anymore--people are having too much fun with email viruses to mess with Word anymore.
 

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Hi,

Im trying to merge into a word doc. In the access databse there is a table that consists of

Prefix
FirstName
LastName
Add1
City
PostCode
Recommended By
Area they live in
He/She

I was wonder if anyone can help me with the VBA for the button?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Access 2003 mail merge VBA

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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'm having trouble with Outlook and receiving one email over and over again. I use Outlook to check my Yahoo mail and I was sent an email from an AOL address. What is happening is that the same email comes in each time Outlook refreshes to check for new mail. Could anyone please help with this problem? Thanks in advance.

edit: Went into Yahoo mail and deleted the repeating email. It seems to have done the trick. Should have tried that before posting. Thanks anyway!
 

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Hello:

Recently I must have done something inadvertently in my outlook as I can no longer open links in any email messages. When I try, the following message appears: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on your computer. Please contact your system administrator." By the way, it is a home computer and I am the system administrator. I called Bell Support as I thought maybe it had something to do with the new McFee Virus Protection that Bell switched to but the issue appears to be related to something I may have done in outlook myself. The tech could not locate the problem. Any ideas? In order to open link I have to cut and paste it into google or such but with some links, this does not work. Any help on this issue would be most appreciated. I am not particularly tech savvy so please keep this in mind when you respond. Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Outlook 2003 Problem

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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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Hello people. Thank you for reading this! I have a problem. I use MS Office 2003. I just bought a new computer since my old one was just dying. That's a different story. I took the PST file from my old one, and put to work on my new machine. Now, when I click on CONTACTS, below MAIL, I see all of my contacts. But when I compose a new massage, and click on "TO:” there is nothing there!! So in order for me to write a letter to a contact, I need to open up my "Contacts" and RIGHT CLICK on one and choose "Compose a New Message", which is totally unacceptable because some e-mails I write, I want to have multiple receivers of. Everything else is fine. All of the folders and subfolders I have, are there. Just this. Please help??
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Problem

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Hi All

OK when I compose an email, font is in 12 Arial Narrow, but the email when it reaches the recipient and also my sent folder the font is quite tiny, why does this change?

I have been to Tools > Options > Stationery and Fonts - I clicked on all three > Choose Font Options and they are all under Arial Narrow 12, this text is more than big enough when I am composing the email but for some reason it changes, does anyone know where I must go to stop the fonts changing when its sent? (yes I did click apply when i reset the font size)

Do I have to increase the font size to something like 26 for it to be normal size in recipients email in boxes?

It's really stumped me, I know my email did not always do this.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated

Forgot to mention - Microsoft Office 2003 has all its updates and I am using XP Pro which is all up to date also.

Beanie
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Outlook 2003 font problem

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When I'm using Microsoft Outlook 2003 and try to add an attachment to my e-mail everything locks up. It happens when I click the attach button & get the "insert file" box. When I click the "Look In" drop down menu that's where it locks up. Anyone know what would cause this? It has worked fine up until last night. (I'm runny Microsoft-XP Home Edition)

THANKS

UPDATE: I just tried changing a jpeg on a Microsoft Publisher 2003 file and it locked up too. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Outlook 2003 Attachment Problem

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I changed from outlook express to outlook 2003. Imported my addresses and lists. Most of my distribution lists work fine. But my largest one does not. When I tyry to send the email I get an error message that reads "an internal support function returned an error." And it will not send out the email.
What can I do to either fix my list or get 2003 not to care about it.
Kurt
 

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 E-mail group distribution problem

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=222329
 

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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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Trying to perform mail merge using outlook contacts
 

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hi,

i know how to do a mail merge between word and an excel database, but i dont know if it's possible to merge info between outlook (or OE) and an excel database.

please help.

thank you.
 

A:[solved] is it possible to mail merge between outlook and excel

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I've seen this issue on other postings but have not seen the answer yet.

I have Vista, Outlook 2007 and Office 2003.

1. I have been trying to send an email merge (works fine on my other XP machine with office 2003) in HTML. I can send a merge in text, but the HTML option yields nothing. I purchased outlook 2007 because Msft Mail was not working either. I am about to throw out outlook 2007 and try to downgrade to outlook 2003 to see if this option works as it does on my XP machine. Any ideas before I totaly frustrate my wife by reloading her software again?

2. When the "text' email merge is initiatied, I get a message for each mail that asks me to accept that another program is trying to send an email. This seems to happen for each email which could really be a problem for several hundred emails. I have tried turning off the firewall but the box still appears. This whole Vista thing is making me crazy. I have to reconfigure my outlook 2003 and transfer the list of names and the word doc to my xp laptop just so I can send the mail merge. What is the setting to turn this off?

I am wondering why I paid for Vista, and the Oulook 2007 sw. Sorry, just frustrated. This should not be so difficult.
 

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I am using the mail merge wizard in Word 2003 to create address mailing labels from a mailing list I saved in an Excel 2003 worksheet.

Everything is fine, I've tested is several times. But there's one very aggravating little problem.

The labels are all created with a space in front of the first line (name) on each and every label.

I want them to look like this:

John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

But instead they all look like this (the underscore I typed in is actually just a blank space):

_John Smith
123 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

I've tried everything I can think of.

The spreadsheet cells for names do not have an extra space in them before the names. I have one column in the spreadsheet called Name that has the entire name of the person I want to appear on the first line, so I'm not using separate values for first name and last name, it's just one: Name.

Please advise. Thanks so much!
 

A:Labels-Mail Merge,Word 2003 & Excel 2003-space at beg.of 1st line

Yup. It's a PITA. You need to NOT use the Address Block. Instead, insert the individual fields. See this article:
http://www.officearticles.com/word/insert_merge_fields_in_microsoft_word.htm
 

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I have a couple of users who use Stationary and a signature file when sending and replying to e-mail using Microsoft Outlook 2003. Although when they compose and send the message it is single-spaced, when it is received everything is double-spaced. Does anybody else have experience with this and have a solution?
 

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I am having a similar problem to BillyJilly, except that I am running Outlook 2003 and he is running Outlook Express. Some emails get stuck in my Outbox and don't go to the Sent Items folder. However my recipient does receive the mail over and over until I physically delete it from the Outbox after the first "send". It is normally only mails with large attachments, 750Kb or larger. Sometimes I get an error message after it has tried to send and sometimes not. I am running Windows XP Professional 2002 (SP2). I connect to our office server to send and receive mail. Part of the problem is that although I know that the mail was sent (because I receive irate emails telling me to stop re-sending the mail), it doesn't go into the Sent Items folder so I can't search for it later. I have set Outlook to Send/Receive automatically. It also happens if I send mails to my colleagues in the office via the server i.e. not using my ISP. Any help will be appreciated as Microsoft can't solve the problem.
 

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Hi - just looking for some help as getting a bit annoyed cos it's not working

I've got a table which contains people's details.

What I'm trying to do is if the person has no date of birth on file (i.e. they are over 18 year of age) for the merge to put a tick into a column, but if the person has a date of birth on file (i.e. under 18 years of age) for the merge to leave the column blank.

The column after this will contain the date of birth (if any).

In the over 18 box I've put the following function:
{ IF { MERGEFIELD DATE_OF_BIRTH } = "" "CHECKED/TICKED BOX SYMBOL" "UNCHECKED BOX SYMBOL" }

As each form will contain anything from 1 to 8 records, the lines which wouln't contain any merged data (i.e. if only 4 names to merge into a form, the last 4 rows of the form would be blank) - but it keeps merging in a ticked box for all the rows, even if there is only one row of data.

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
 

A:Mail Merge - Help with Word 2003 & Excel 2003 using IFstatements

This does not sound like a merge function, it sounds like you are just validating data in a cell and based on that cells content putting a check in a check box.
 

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hi

i have formated my pc and i had outlook 2003.

befor the format i backed up my mails by using the software abf outlook backup (trail version)

after the format i installed office 2007 and i am using now outlook 2007, but when i am traying to delete items from inbox, i am getting black line ,right on the deleted item (line like when we have a list and we want to delete it with pencil by mark it with line on it).

now, when i press right mouse on the "deleted item with the line on it", i have option to cancel the delete, but all i want, is to delete the items for good..and now i ahve this items on the inbox and even when there is this line on them, they are not in the deleted items folder...

so..how do i delete them fro good?
also , in the backup folders, delete works fine, but i can't delete normaly from the new inbox folder.

thanks ahead.
 

A:Solved: problem with delete mail (microsoft outlook 2007)

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I am upgrading lots of stuff here in the office, but I need to keep the inter-office email communications working between the old and the new.

We have a working system with Microsoft Mail Post Office that is located on a NT file server and can be administered from a win98 pc. We currently use this for inter-office email, and connect to the internet for all other email.

I am tring to configure Outlook 2003 to recognize the accounts in the post office using the Exchange Server. I am not able to get outlook to communicate.

The post office does not have a name, just a path to it. I put the path as the name of the Exchange Server and provided a valid User Name. When I "check name", I get an error. "The action could not be completed. The connection to the Microsoft Exchange Server is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action." I get a similar message whe I run Outlook.

How can I get this configured right? BTW, I can see the network path to the PO Box and have a drive mapped.

New PC and OS is WinXP Pro
 

A:Can I setup Outlook 2003 with Microsoft Mail Post Office?

Anybody?
 

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this confirguration has been a nightmare can download all folders from aol on the above but cannot send any messages as when trying it automatically cuts off the mobile broadband any help would be appreciated to configure Microsoft outlook 2003. as every time I try to send an email just get error messages

windows xp pro and 3 mobile broadband
Thank You
 

A:configure aol mail with microsoft outlook 2003 and 3 mobile broadband

I use 3 mobile broadband also - have you ever tried their technical support? My advice is to never bother - I ended up giving him the technical support down the telephone!

I think the mobile broadband operates as a dial up connection. If you go into Tools > Options > Mail setup tab > Look under the dial up panel at the bottom of the dialogue box > Make sure that the "Hang up when finished with a manual Send/Receive" is not ticked.

Let me know if this works.
 

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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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Using Outlook 2003, Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003, which has the capability of having multiple, separate & complete email addresses, each functioning in their own profile.

E.g. I open Outlook and it gives me a drop-down box to choose which email I want to go to, say email1 or email2.

Email1 has 2 "Contacts" areas defined.
1st problem is how to combine and synch these two. I don't want two.

Email2 as 1 "Contacts" area.
2nd problem is to combine the contacts from Email1 with Email2.

I thought these were *.pab files, but a search for *.pab comes up empty.
I do find multiple *.pst files

Any suggestions?

 

A:Help with Contacts Merge in Outlook 2003,Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003

Oh, and I need tips on how to make SURE I've got the existing stuff backed up before I mess with anything. This isn't my computer I'm working on, and there are 4000 contacts involved.
 

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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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The data file contains two columns labelled as Day and date respectively.

The Date column contains sequential dates in the format " 26th September 2008".
The main word document contains the <<Day>> and <<Date>> mergefields.

However when the word document is merged with data file the date is displayed as 26/09/2008 and not as 26th September 2008.

The day is displayed correctly.

How do I rectify this problem ?
 

A:Solved: Mail Merge problem

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I have an excel spreadsheet with about 156 addresses, I am using word to try and merge them into labels so they will print. I am able to merge but it only takes 30 of them and prints them, somehow I am missing the other 120 or so. What am I doing wrong and why is it only printing one page?
 

A:Solved: Mail Merge Problem

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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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Im trying to get our program to work with MS Word 2003.

our program is a 16bit superbase based program.

when doing a mail merge, it will open word but will not merge the info in.

I get an Application not responding error.

This works fine when the user is logged in as a Power User, but not when logged in with Limited Access.

The info is exported to a text file first, and then merged into a word template (.dot).

it doesnt even bring up the letter to merge into when i get the application not responding error.

does anyone know what the routine for importing info into word is, or if any folders associated with word / windows requires the user to have full control over?

thanks
 

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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,
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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This is the first time I've tried to use the mail merge function in Office XP (I have been using Office 2000). I got the letter and envelope to both work, finally. However, whenever I try to merge an Excel list to make labels, it insists on printing only ONE label per page, not the 30 that are actually on the page. I'm using Avery 5160 labels, 3 across, 10 down. The proper template comes up when I choose the label. I insert the address block in the first label. <<Next Record>> automatically appears in all other labels on the page. When I click on Preview your labels, an address appears only in the first box. When I click backward for forward on the preview button, all of the names appear--but only in the first box. I did try to print thinking that, when printed, they would appear as 30 different labels on each page. But it prints out only ONE label per page. Quite a problem when I have almost 600 labels to print. PLEASE HELP!! I HAVE TO PRINT THESE 600 LABELS BY WEDNESDAY EVENING!
 

A:[SOLVED] Office XP Mail Merge Problem

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i have created a mail merge, ready to finish and print, when i choose print, a ms office box comes up that i can type text in then when i click ok, it comes up again, the docs print, after i click ok on each box, i can't do that for all the merge because some of then are 300 pages! so frustrating, tried troubleshooting for hours with no luck, seems to be with the printing, the merge seems fine and has no errors, data source is a simple spreadsheet into the word doc...
 

A:Solved: mail merge printing problem

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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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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:

http://www.kbalertz.com/kb_825765.aspx
 

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I am doing a mail merge with Word2003 - the database info is in an Excel 2003 spreadsheet. The mail merge works just like it always has - UNTIL I get to the last step - Update All Labels. At that point only the first three labels and the LAST two labels on the first page and miscellaneous labels on the next page are populated with information. I do not have this problem on my desktop but I do on my laptop and others have been experiencing the same problem. 11.6359.6360 SP1 is the version of my Word2003 and 11.6355.6360 SP1 is the version of Excel2003. Thanks-Char Gorak
 

A:Mail Merge Problems with Excel 2003

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=292577

eddie
 

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I am trying to do a mail merge for address labels in word 2003 on my xp. The steps seem to make sense, but it never works! I am ok up until the address block. All of the addresses don't appear. It just says address block or just the first address on my data source. Thanks for your help.
 

A:Mail merge in Word 2003-Windows XP

When you get to the point where you insert the address block. Are you clicking the Update All Labels button. That will update all the lables with the address block and you will see all your addresses.

If you are using the task pane to do the merge it is on step 5 I think.
Let me know if that helps
 

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I completed a mail merge using 2003 & creating a list -- If I wanted to print just the list of names & address database associated with the merge letter -- how do I do that?? It looks to be a .mdb extention, but I can't seem to locate it on it's own!!

For the life of me, I can't figure it out! I think I preferred the old mail merge - when you had to create two seperate files! Seemed less confusing somehow!
 

A:Mail Merge (Word 2003) name list

A .mdb is an access file. Do a search and then use access to open it.

That should work out for you.
 

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