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    Mail Merge to a columnar format (Word 2000)

    New day, new project, new problems, new board to post on!

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    Re: Mail Merge to a columnar format (Word 2000)

    If you have your document set up for four columns, and as a catalog-style mailmerge-document, it should work OK, without text boxes and NextRecord fields etc.

    I have attached a screenshot of an admittedly ugly-looking catalog-type multi-column list based on the Orders table in the NorthWind sample database.
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    Re: Mail Merge to a columnar format (Word 2000)

    I guess I'm doing something wrong, cause it isn't working out for me. Here's the process:

    1.Change the page layout of the document: (page Setup under file menu) It is set up 2 pages per sheet, landscape orientaion.

    Add a 2 column table to one of the pages, and insert the required merge fields into left hand column. (Merge type catalog) Merge to new document, and all the merge fields show up on the left hand side only. What am I not doing? (It's probably something obvious)

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    Re: Mail Merge to a columnar format (Word 2000)

    I would omit the table; mail merge isn't going to fill the second column of the table for you. Instead, use Format/Columns to set up multiple columns - mail merge *will* use the second column in this setup.

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    Re: Mail Merge to a columnar format (Word 2000)

    TeeHeeHee...Like I said, it's probably fairly obvious. I do that a lot on the computer, try and make things more complicated than they actually are. Thanks for all your help.

    Tim

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