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    I was doing a mail merge this morning and I was reminded that there is something that gets inserted at the top of the envelope page that I have always wondered about.

    I always see this inserted at the top of the page, "1*;**;*false". Does anyone here have any idea what this is and what function it performs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMouse View Post
    I was doing a mail merge this morning and I was reminded that there is something that gets inserted at the top of the envelope page that I have always wondered about.

    I always see this inserted at the top of the page, "1*;**;*false". Does anyone here have any idea what this is and what function it performs?

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    MickeyMouse:

    Looks to me like you have an error in your database or your merge code. What version of what mail-merge program or word processor should we assume you're using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy J. McGowan View Post
    MickeyMouse:

    Looks to me like you have an error in your database or your merge code. What version of what mail-merge program or word processor should we assume you're using?
    Hi Tim,

    Sorry! I can't believe that I forgot to mention that I am running MS Word 2002 SP3. I am using the Mail Merge Wizard.
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    MickeyMouse:

    I know almost nothing about Word, I'm afraid; it's my default curse processor, but I prefer WordPerfect for word processing.

    Still, it sounds to me like, for instance, the form you're populating is requesting a field in the database that's missing or has a different name than is being requested. (Assuming the merge works at all similarly to WordPerfect.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMouse View Post
    I always see this inserted at the top of the page, "1*;**;*false".
    This might be unsolvable without a view of the "main" document you use for your merge.

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