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    Mail Merge questions (Word 2000)

    I'm setting up the main document for a Mail Merge (catalog type). Is there a field code to determine when the last record is being merged? If not, I could insert a symbol at the start of the last record in the data source file. How can I code the main document to determine if the first character = "*"?

    Also, is there a way to merge the files into the active document instead of into a new document? I will use VBA to perform the merge.

    Finally, does anyone know where I can find documentation on complex Mail Merges? I'm finding that most books assume you're merging the standard letters or labels and don't go into much detail about the full capabilities.

    Thanks for your help!

    - Linda

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    Re: Mail Merge questions (Word 2000)

    Hi Linda,

    Last question first . . . references. I doubt there is a mail merge reference more complete than the series of articles that Cindy Meister wrote for Office Developer (now OfficePro). You can find links to these as well as other references at (if needed here's a <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.kenyonck.addr.com/word/wordwebreferences.htm#MeistersArticles> backup page for that link.)

    Also, take a look at the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/index6.html> MVP FAQ on Mail Merge</A>.

    I don't know the answers to your other questions. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Mail Merge questions (Word 2000)

    Thank you for the references, Charles!

    The link for the web references didn't work for me. The proper link appears to be <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#MeistersArticles>http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebreso...eistersArticles</A>.

    I'll check out the info. Many thanks!

    - Linda

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    Re: Mail Merge questions (Word 2000)

    Charles,

    Now that Linda has found the correct link <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>, that page is a great resource of Word information. That's into my list of favourites.

    I did find a few broken links though- the first one I tried (Word Fields Part I) and "Programming Concepts"- both msdn. I know MS like to shift their stuff around, so it might be worth while verifying their links.
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    Re: Mail Merge questions (Word 2000)

    Thank you for the note. I had caught one of those, but not the other. Problem is the combination of me being tired and FrontPage's being helpful by sticking the http in front of the insertion point when I'm adding links by copying from my browser address window.

    This is a list of the main internal links on that page.

    Be sure to press "Refresh" on your browser when you open any of these.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#AutoText>Web Resources - AutoText</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Fields>Web Resources - Fields</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Forms>Web Resources - Forms</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#VBA>Web Resources - VBA</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Templates>Web Resources - Templates for downloading</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#Tutorials>Web Resources - OnLine Tutorials</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#mailmerge>Web Resources - Mail Merge</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#webnewsgroups>Web Resources - Word Newsgroups</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordwebresources.htm#webservicereleases>Web Resources - Word Service Releases</A>
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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