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    Mail Merge to Forms, & then e-mail them

    Hi all. I just got Word 2010. I have been using Word since the early 90's, and this is quite a learning curve.

    I was very excited to find that I could do a mail merge and then sound out the results via E-Mail and have been using that quite a bit. We are a small office, no Exchange Server or anything like that. I hate to tell you how I used to E-Mail merged documents.

    Anyway, I would like to create a form, fill out some of the information, then through the mail merge, send it out to all of the participants in a program that we have coming up. I have most of their information already, so they don't really need to fill it all out again, I just want them to check it, make changes, add to the fields that I have purposely left blank, such as emergency contact and then E-Mail it back. However, when I Group all my fields to make it a form, all the options on the Mailing tab are grayed out.

    Is there a way to do this. Thanks for any help you might be able to provide.

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    You can't use mailmerge with formfields, if that's what you're referring to as the fields you've left blank. For a macro that allows you to work around this limitation, see:
    See also:

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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