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    Sequencing labels (2003)

    I need to create a certain numbers of labels containing, for example, 'ABC (1)' where the number 1 is the first of a sequence. That is, the labels will separately contain ABC (1), ABC (2).. ABC (30). I tried looking at the LISTNUM field but can't get this to work.
    I realise that I could achieve this by creating an Excel list (and copying/creating the sequence) and doing a mail merge, but is there a way I could achieve this directly within Word? Thanks, Andy.

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    Re: Sequencing labels (2003)

    Have you updated the fields? (Select them and press F9)

    Try using the SEQ field:
    - Type ABC and a space.
    - Press Ctrl+F9 to insert field braces { } (don't type the braces yourself)
    - Type <code>SEQ a</code> between the braces (the "a" is an arbitrary series name).
    - Press F9 to update.
    - Copy the contents to the other labels.
    - Select the labels and press F9 to update all.

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    Re: Sequencing labels (2003)

    Thank you, that works fine. I suppose if I wanted a sequence of 30 or 49, etc., it may be easier to use AutoFill in Excel and Mail Merge to achieve this - at least this would prevent laborious pasting..

    Andy.

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    Re: Sequencing labels (2003)

    If you have to repeat this with different ranges of numbers, a mail merge is a lot easier. Or write a macro to populate the labels.

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