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    merge & attachments (SP1)

    I asked WOODY himself this question and stumped him; he suggested putting it here.
    ANY how, I am trying to do an email to about 500 people in a professional organization.
    I know how to do merge, individualized emails using my MS ACCESS database and Word, merging through OUTLOOK as my mailer.
    MY BIG QUESTION: can I do a merged, personalized email AND ALSO attach a PDF file?

    I know that I can put my PDF out on my website and make a HYPERLINK in my WORD document and tell my Members to download the file from out there.

    ANY OTHER IDEAS?
    Thanks
    Jerry

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    Re: merge & attachments (SP1)

    If you use Outlook, an alternative would be to use Automation from Access to create the e-mails. This requires you to be familiar with Access, Word and Outlook VBA. Moderator <!profile=WendellB>WendellB<!/profile> has a short tutorial on Automation, with useful links, on his website (see his profile.)

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    Re: merge & attachments (SP1)

    As Hans indicates, I think the answer is to use Automation (probably in Access), to create the emails and attach the PDF file. I don't believe you can attach any kind of document other than the Word document from the merge - since it offers you the option of sending the merged document as as attached Word document and is creating a email on the fly I seems to me you are stuck with Automation.
    Wendell

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