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    Attach file when using Word mail merge (2003)

    When using Word mail merge to send a send a document via e-mail I can't seem to find a way to add an attachment to the e-mail. When going through the merge steps there doesn't appear to be a way to add the attachment before it sends the e-mail. Does anyone know of a way to do this?

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    Re: Attach file when using Word mail merge (2003)

    In the Mail Merge Wizard of 2002 you can create your main word document as an attachment.
    There didn't seem to be a way to make another file an attachemnt (that I could see).

    If that is enough it is on the last step when you say to send mail, and it asks for format. On my system it defaults to HTML, but one of the other options is "Attachment".

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    Re: Attach file when using Word mail merge (2003)

    Thanks Andrew. I'm really wanting to be able to attach another file to send with the document I created in Word but don't see a way to do that.

    Kent

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    Re: Attach file when using Word mail merge (2003)

    You would probably have to do the whole thing using Automation, i.e. create and send your e-mails from Word in VBA code. A lot of work, plus a lot of trouble because the security measures in Office 2003 make it hard to send out e-mails using code.

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    Re: Attach file when using Word mail merge (2003)

    Hans

    Assuming Outlook mail rules still get applied from a Word mail-merge you could do it via a fairly simple piece of VBA as a custom output rule within Outlook
    (this thought is totally untested and may not work if exchange is involved): <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    a) create a "marker" in the subject - e.g. ?attach:filepath
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] create an Outlook custom rule to react to "?attach" in subjects
    c) have the rule tidy up the subject and attach the file

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