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    Folks,

    We have a user that has created a Word document that merges data from an external data source.

    That works fine.

    She also has some text fields on the document where the user has to fill in text after the merge.

    Unfortunately, the merge wipes out her text fields.

    Any non-programmatic way to protect these fields from being destroyed during her merge?

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    [quote name='mdenison' post='775242' date='14-May-2009 21:46']Any non-programmatic way to protect these fields from being destroyed during her merge?[/quote]
    Unfortunately not - you need VBA code for this. See Text form fields are not retained during mail merge in Word.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='775257' date='14-May-2009 16:46']Unfortunately not - you need VBA code for this. See Text form fields are not retained during mail merge in Word.[/quote]

    Thanks, Hans. I was just hoping that MS had included a workaround in 2007. Sigh.

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