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    Post Simple text merge question

    Hi, hoping someone can help with a really simple problem that I can't solve!

    I'm creating a report in Word from data extracted from Salesforce. One of the fields contains text that is too long to fit on a single line, so it wraps to the start of the next line. The challenge is a relatively simple one, I want the wrapped text to line up underneath the start of the merge field, which is halfway across the page.

    Hopefully this makes sense.

    Look forward to getting some help.

    Many thanks
    Simon

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    Put the merge field in a textbox or table cell.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    I'd be inclined to avoid textboxes. Depending on the paragraph layout, the solution may be as simple as setting it up with a hanging indent.
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    Paul Edstein
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    Thanks to both of you. Unfortunately I can't use a text box because of restrictions from my in-house IT team. Ideally I wanted the start of the second line to line up with the first line, although I guess a small indent won't hurt. It will be better than what I have currently.

    Thanks
    Simon

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    Simon

    What level of Word knowledge do you have? This question sounds like you may not know the basics of aligning paragraphs.

    There are plenty of resources online to help you learn but perhaps this article might be a place to get started http://legalofficeguru.com/why-hangi...utiful-things/
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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