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    mail merge fields staying grey after merge (Office Professional 2007)

    I have to do a mail-merge first thing in the morning and for some reason, when I do the merge, the finished product still has the field in grey. Everything else is working fine between Word and the data in Excel .... but I can't get the grey field background to go away.

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    Re: mail merge fields staying grey after merge (Office Professional 2007)

    After the merge, do you have field codes in the new document (and therefore they are gray) or do you have ordinary text that happens to have gray shading (or highlighting) applied? If it's formatting, you should remove it from your original document so it not carried forward. To make it easier to distinguish formatting from field shading, you can temporarily turn off field shading in the options.

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    Re: mail merge fields staying grey after merge (Office Professional 2007)

    Got it ... thank you very much for the assistance.

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