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    Currency format (2003 sp2)

    I have a merge document whose data source is a spreadsheet. The dollar amounts are formatted currency in the sheet, (actually it's a custom currency format). When I merge the document I get straight numbers. How can I format the field for currency?
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    Re: Currency format (2003 sp2)

    That worked beautifully. Thank you Hans.

    I never would have figured that out from the help file.
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    Re: Currency format (2003 sp2)

    Right-click the merge field.
    Select Toggle Field Codes from the popup menu.
    You'll see something like
    <code>{ MERGEFIELD Amount }</code>
    or
    <code>{ MERGEFIELD Amount * MERGEFORMAT }</code>
    Make it look like
    <code>{ MERGEFIELD Amount # "$#,##0.00#" }</code>
    or
    <code>{ MERGEFIELD Amount # "$#,##0.00#" * MERGEFORMAT }</code>
    Press F9 to hide the field code and update the result.

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