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    Mail merge 'chevron' and '{' (Office 2003)

    OK, I give. I thought it was possible to enter if...then...else statements by manually entering the statements rather than using the dialog boxes. Yet I can't remember how to manually enter the chevron ("<<") and the "{" characters so Word recognizes them as mail merge statements.

    My statement is ... {if { MERGEFIELD business } > 0 { MERGEFIELD long salutation } } can't be built using the dialog box method.

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    Re: Mail merge 'chevron' and '{' (Office 2003)

    Control-F9 is the keystroke you are looking when building nested mergefields. I refer you to this post for additional info

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    Re: Mail merge 'chevron' and '{' (Office 2003)

    Press Ctrl+F9 to insert an empty pair of field brackets { }. You can then type the rest.

    You can't insert the 'mail merge chevrons', to get them, press Ctrl+F9 and then type MERGEFIELD fieldname between the brackets: { MERGEFIELD fieldname }
    When you toggle field codes, it will be displayed as <<fieldname>>.

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    Re: Mail merge 'chevron' and '{' (Office 2003)

    Thanks Hans - I knew it was something that was simple. When you only do this once in a while, it's hard to remember the shortcuts!

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