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    mail merge tool bar not needed (Word 2000, 9.0 SR-1)

    I have several documents that I have converted from WordPerfect DOS to Word. They are saved as Wod documents. When I load some of them, the Word mail merge toolbar pops up even though I have no merge fields in the document. This is annoying to me and confusing to my user.

    How does Word determine that it needs to display the mail merge toolbar, and how do I prevent it from showing?

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    Re: mail merge tool bar not needed (Word 2000, 9.0 SR-

    Ha! you think it's not a WordPerfect document. But I just bet Word thinks one of those old WP codes it encounters is a merge code.

    Try this and report back:

    Open your "converted" WP document in Word. Select everything except the final paragraph mark. Press Ctrl-C to copy to clipboard.

    Open a new blank Word document (based on the normal template). Paste in the copied text with Ctrl-V.

    Save this new document. Set your toolbars. Exit Word.

    Restart Word and open this new document. Did you get the merge bar?
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    Re: mail merge tool bar not needed (Word 2000, 9.0 SR-

    Thanks Kevin, that was my work around. Yes, that does work. But that's more than my users should have to handle on their own. I'm working on a macro to do that for them: copy all, get full document name, close document, open new document, paste, save using name captured earlier.

    But I'd like to be able to determine, macro-matically, when I open the document, if the mail-merge toolbar is really necessary. If it is not, I'd like to dump it.

    Some other messages here have given me a lead:
    Application.CommandBars("Web").Enabled = False

    I suppose I could try
    Application.CommandBars("Mailmerge").Enabled = False

    That's the direction I'm going now. But it's an annoying PITA.

    Thanks.

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    Re: mail merge tool bar not needed (Word 2000, 9.0 SR-

    Very good. The procedure for "converting" a WordPerfect document to Word should not be left up to Microsoft's built-in converter (FileSaveAs, filetype). It's supposed to be one of the best converters according to a former MS guy, but I think it stinks -- at least it's incomplete.

    Interestinly enough, the simple procedure I just related seems to work pretty well. It gets rid of all the codes the converter stumbles over.

    As far as the Merge toolbar goes, I don't think there's anyway to get it to display (without code) unless the document is recognized as a merge document.

    The syntax is:

    Commandbars("Mail Merge").Enabled = False
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