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    Word 97 and labels

    I would like to be able to create mailing labels, merging data from a spreadsheet. I can create plain labels but I need to have some special features. The first line should be a different size from the other lines on the label, and the colour of the type on the label (all lines on one label are the same colour) is determined by a field in the spreadsheet which contains the names and addresses I am merging. There are five colours which I will be using.

    Any suggestions for a poor WordPerfect user forced to use Word to do this task?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: Word 97 and labels

    Advice: Lock yourself in your office for about two months and start learning VBA.

    The tough problem is the color coding. That should be handled by a character style but I don't know of anyway to use merge fields and commands to change a character style.

    Labels in Word are tables, as they are in WP, I believe. Each label is a separate cell. You should be able to handle your formatting by making a sheet of labels with your merge codes and <NEXT> codes at the end of each label. (Not sure if it is <NEXT> or <NEXTRECORD>.)

    If you don't get a response here on how to do it (which you may) you may want to cross-post your question on the word.mailmerge.fields, word.tables and word.vbabeginners newsgroups on the Microsoft server. See <A target="_blank" HREF=>Microsoft Word Peer-to-Peer Support newsgroups</A>( for a listing and full addresses.
    To do an archives search <A target="_blank" HREF=></A>
    To restrict your search to only the Word newsgroups put:
    "microsoft.public.word.*" in the box for "newsgroup."
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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