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Problem with Mail Merge Office 2003 using Outlook

Q: Problem with Mail Merge Office 2003 using Outlook

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.

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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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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'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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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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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 am making up mailing labels using Excel 2003 and Word 2003 on XP computer. As I go through the set up I noted that when you select a field and hit a space or return all it does is add the same information again.
I have had to enter all the data in a row and then edit by adding spaces and returns to make the label come out correct.
Seems there must be a better way than this. Office 2000 had a very good system.
What if anything can I do the make this work right.
HP 2.66 Ghz CPU 512 RAM
 

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Is there any way that the address block layout can be changed.

The default is:-

Survey One Pty Ltd
Mr Jack Gordon
12 Wright Ave.,
Melbourne Vic 3000
in Australian is should be:

Mr Jack Gordon
Survey One Pty Ltd
12 Wright Ave.,
Melbourne Vic 3000
 

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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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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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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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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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I am trying to create mail merge address labels sheet containing 22 names and addresses in Word from an Excel spreadsheet. I get through the wizard OK, but in the end it only prints the first name and address out of a total of 22. I used the same spreadsheet to mail merge the same names and addresses onto a prepared letter in Word and that worked just fine for all 22. Please help save my sanity!
 

A:Mail Merge - Office 2007 problem.

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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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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 have Office 2010. I am trying to do a Mail Merge with 650 addresses on an envelope. All the fields merge fine except one. The field is Street Type (Dr, St, Ave, etc.). The field returns a value of time. 12:00:00 AM. The field settings on the excel spreadsheet are for Text.

There are no leading or trailing spaces in the field.

All other fields merge just fine and have the same settings.

Any advice?
 

A:Solved: Office 2010 Mail Merge Problem

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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 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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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 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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In doing a search on why i can't get any sound to play for new mail i found this forum, so i joined. I too have the same issue of not being able to select a sound for new mail notification. Mine however was thier before! And just changed some how. I have tried all i can think of including system restore.Mine playes a sound now that is not even part of the Windows default scheme. All other sounds work but i cannot put any sound in that spot! My new sound is an annoying little low tone beep or blip.Also selecting (None) will not work,i still have the other sound. Any help would be Appreciated.
Thanks, ddgordon5461.
 

A:Chimes sound(or any) for New Mail Notification in MS Office Outlook 2003.

Open Outlook 2003

Tools > Options > Preferences > Email Options > Advanced Email Options > When new items arrive in my inbox > Play a sound
 

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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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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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I am using Office 2003 on an XP pro system. I merge my word document with an existing Access database to send out emails thru Office Outlook. Outlook shuts down, as in stops sending emails at random intervals. Sometimes restating Outlook will get it going but most times it comes down to removing all merged emails and re-doing the merge to get it going again. Sending in groups of 100 to 9000 at a time. The merge goes well, it is the Oulook. Help please.

Printer.
 

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Hi Every body,

I am using windows mail, earlier i was having office 2000, few days back i have installed office 2003, but from that day my windows mail is creating problem, i am able to send mail but not able to recive any mail, its showing error that server has disconnected after waiting me for 3 to 4 minutes (its goes to authorising step after that it get discinnected), i have also talked to my server administrator but he is telling that there is no prob at his end, i have also tried reseting of windows mail but problem is still there. Please help!!!

Regards
Unmesh Singhal
Chartered Accountant
Partner
V R Associates
+91-9899775031

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to fix the following problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278214

Thanks a lot,
Danny
 

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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

Not sure this is the right forum? Can anyone suggest a techy office forum?

My problem is when using Word 02 SP3 to mail merge a spreadsheet from Excel 02 SP3 the formating is scew wiff in that it places a space before every postcode address. There have been problems also with random commas as well. All this is when using the wizard. Is there any greater control on the actual formating of field? I have googled it but come up with nothing helpful. As ever I entrust myself to the collective wisdom of Bleeping Computer!

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Office version: 2010

Hey folks. I've got a customer of ours who has just bought a load of new computers. To set them up we've done an audit as to who has what software on their machines so when we install the new pc's we don't miss out on anything.

On the spreadsheet I basically put names, passwords, software etc etc however, with the software list I used one cell, but defined each new application with a ";"

E.G.

Office 2010; photoshop cs5; bespoke app;

Now the idea as to what I want to achieve now is to have a general template in word which i can run a mail merge from, then in a table labelled "software" get the mail merge to read the specific column in the spreadsheet which has all the software names on it, but on the word document to put each bit of software on the line beneath using the ; to know when to do a carriage return.

Is this possible?

Thanks
Matt
 

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Are there any advantage to using the Mail Merge feature with Office Professional 2013 versus Office Professional 2007?
 

A:Mail Merge with Office 2013

Its a little fancier with more templates and conditional merging, but the basics the same, and still clunky when connecting to access.
 

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Not being a techie, I've pulled my hair out to the point of being bald because of a problem I have with MS Office Outlook 2003. Quite simply, I can receive a video attachment (say, 6 mb) without a hitch but if I want to forward it on to someone else, it won't send. I've (a) tried switching off the email protection in McAfee but it makes no difference and (b) uninstalling and reinstalling 'Office', equally with no effect.
Other than buy a toupee, can anybody please tell me - in very simple English - what I should do for a remedy?
 

A:MS Office Outlook 2003 problem.

Send or be returned ?

? The receiver won't receive that size,so its comes back refused.?
? or It doesn't go to Outbox ?
yahoo is best for this.10 mb.send or receive.
 

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If I click on any picture or picture hyperlinks in my email I get the following error msg.
Microsoft Office Outlook - "The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." As far as I know, I haven't changed anything in my security settings. I have used Outlook for years and this problem just started a few weeks ago. Any help would be appreciated. I even switched to Thunderbird for my email and the same thing is happening. I can't open any picture links.

A:Office 2003 SP3 Outlook Problem

This MS website might offer a solution. Read through it & try the suggested repairs.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2638687

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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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How in the world can I save a mail merge data source in Word 2003 as a .doc file? Thanks.

Matt
 

A:Word 2003 mail merge question

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Hi, I am doing a mail merge for labels for Christmas cards. I am trying to
insert a graphic but I want the address that I have typed to be centred
within the graphic. At the moment, when I do this, the text jumps up to the
top of the graphic and if I try and cut/paste it wont work. If I press
enter, the entire document moves down. What I'm after is the actual clipart image to be in the foreground and the text to be centred in the foreground. Could someone possibly explain how exactly this can be done please?

Thanks
 

A:Word 2003 - mail merge and graphics...

Hiya

I've moved this to Business Applications forum for more response

Regards

eddie
 

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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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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 Not Completing Correctly 2003

dear
this is what you can try
go to options in Word and on the general tab you select the box confirm conversion when opening document when you select this box you will have to select your data file in excel again and you select the DDE option
I hope this will solve your problem

with kind regards Paul
 

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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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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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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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My company does utility billing. We generate over 30,000 bills a month. We have a set way of doing things, and I am having a problem. Until recently we used office 2000 to create our mail merge bills. Everything was smooth. We upgraded to 2003, and I have been troubleshooting issues ever since. We get our data from Lotus 9 spreadsheets. That data is currently saved as a .CSV file and then sorted from there. We then merge our .CSV file into a Word doc (bill form). The problem is sometimes we get errors like "Record "so and so" has too many/few data fields". I know what is causing this, empty rows or columns in the .CSV file. These can not be avoided. Is there a way to edit the registry to eliminate these messages, they are time consuming when printing. Or do you know of another fix? Thank you for your time.
 

A:Word 2003 Mail Merge Error

Welcome to the forum.

Within MS Word. I would just search for the double return which is what will be displaying the space in-between the rows and replace it with a single return.
 

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Hi, I think I have a new one for you. I've seen this problem posted on other sites and no solutions ever addressed.

I'm mail merging a a mailing list onto sheets of ten labels, a different number of labels every day, anywhere from 30-200. I've used the wizard any number of times, always with the same result, never with an option or menu that provides a fix:
-- 1st sheet looks okay -- records 1-10 appear
-- 2nd sheet, records 2-11 appear
-- 3rd sheet, records 3-12 appear
-- etc, till there are as many sheets as there are records in the database. So for today's mailing list of 45 records, I had 45 sheets instead of 5.

The first label in my template has a header that says "Research Study" followed by the mail merge fields -- custom arranged, not using Address Block or anything preset. The propogated labels all say "<<Next Record>>" in front of "Research Study". I can provide an example if needed.

It also doesn't allow me to choose the order in which the emails propogate, i.e. I can go across but not down. I've done this many times in older versions of Word without these problems. I've used the Avery system, but I have to go thru the wizard each and every time when all I want to do is make a reusable template to copy and merge new records into each day.

Please help.
 

A:Labels-Mail Merge,Word 2003 & Excel 2003-labels repeating ad nauseum

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Hi,

I've just tried using Office 2007 Word email merge. I've followed the tutorial for doing it step by step:

1. Use E-mail Messages.
2. Use The Current Document (my email message is already types out in the open document).

3. Use An Existing List (I already have an email list to send from and choose it).
4. Add my recipient information blocks (I've done this).

5. Preview the message (done this, all is good).
6. Hit "Electronic Mail...",
~a small options window opens to make sure the right fields are selected, I've selected "email_message", filled the subject line, selected HTML and under "Send Records" I've selected "All".

7. I hit "OK", this is suppose to be when the emails get sent, but nothing happens!

~At least I am not getting any of the emails that I've sent to my own email address?

Does anyone now why this might be?

I really like finally getting to mail merge, I am looking forward to using quit frequently, that is if I can figure it out?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

John

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Hello all,

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

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

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

Thanks a million if anyone can help me !

Fabrice
 

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