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    mergefield testing (2000)

    This is something I imagined would be fairly simple to implement, but I have discovered otherwise.

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    I have a mergefield called

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    Re: mergefield testing (2000)

    Hi Alan,
    The complication here is that you would really like the results done at the same time the merge operation is performed. The most effective way I can think of to do that is to send a flag field as a part of the merge record that indicates singular or plural. If your are storing the merge data in a Word document, that isn't straightforward, but in either Excel or Access it would be easy to automate. Hope this makes some sense - post back if you have questions.
    Wendell

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    Re: mergefield testing (2000)

    Perfect sense Wendell! In fact, that's exactly what I've ended up doing <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> . I was able to automate it to a degree, by opening the Word mailmerge data source, adding a column for the extra field you mention, then using a macro to plough through the records, writing a flag to the new field, as appropriate. As you might gather, I decided to give my head a rest from the brick wall <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15> , trying to implement it on the fly.

    cheers

    Alan

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