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    Star Lounger
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    Form Fields & Mail Merge (Word 2003)

    I have created a mail merge document using Access as a data source. The
    document also has several dozen form fields in it -- check boxes, combo
    boxes, and text form fields. I must leave the form unprotected to accomplish
    the mail merge.

    I turn on protection for the merged letters -- about 250 of them. However,
    when I tab through the fields, the text form fields only are ignored. Check
    boxes and drop-downs are accessed via the tab key, but the text form fields
    are ignored.

    The form properties seem OK.

    Any ideas on why the text form fields are ignored?

    Thanks,
    Craig.

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    Re: Form Fields & Mail Merge (Word 2003)

    Text form fields are not preserved during a mail merge. See WD2002: Text Form Fields Are Not Retained During Mail Merge for a slow and clunky workaround.

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