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    Please - what is the purpose of the Mergeformat field, and what would happen if I got rid of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikemullett View Post
    Please - what is the purpose of the Mergeformat field, and what would happen if I got rid of it?
    Word often adds the \* MERGEFORMAT "switch" to fields you insert. This apparently forces the content of fields (whether generated, e.g., DATE) or copied (e.g., REF) to match the direct formatting you have applied to the field code, or the formatting of the underlying paragraph. Those in the know say that in most cases, you don't really need it, so if it bothers you, go ahead and delete it. If you find that the alien formatting appears in some fields in your document, you can add the switch back, and re-apply the formatting you want.

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    Many thanks for quick reply - I now understand
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