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Old February 16th 05, 05:35 AM
kharrison
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Default Mergeformat field

I have a merge format field in a header and the body of the document. Since
upgrading to Word 2003 the field is not updating automatically in the header.

Any suggestions as to why and how I can work around this?

Thanks for any assistance.

kh
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Old February 16th 05, 05:59 AM
Jezebel
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mergeformat isn't a field. It's a field switch that controls what happens
when you update the field. What information are you trying to display?



"kharrison" wrote in message
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I have a merge format field in a header and the body of the document.
Since
upgrading to Word 2003 the field is not updating automatically in the
header.

Any suggestions as to why and how I can work around this?

Thanks for any assistance.

kh



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Old February 16th 05, 06:14 AM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Merge fields can't be used in headers.

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"kharrison" wrote in message
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I have a merge format field in a header and the body of the document.

Since
upgrading to Word 2003 the field is not updating automatically in the

header.

Any suggestions as to why and how I can work around this?

Thanks for any assistance.

kh


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Old February 16th 05, 04:02 PM
Charles Kenyon
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Hmm... I use mailmerge fields in footers and they work for me. (Word 2003)

Of course my use of merge is a bit different. I do not actually do a merge.
I connect to the database, find my record, and display the merged data on
screen. I then print out from the merged screen. Don't know if that makes a
difference.

On the other hand, if we are talking about the mergeformat switch in fields,
I tend to avoid it and use a charformat switch instead.
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Merge fields can't be used in headers.

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"kharrison" wrote in message
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I have a merge format field in a header and the body of the document.

Since
upgrading to Word 2003 the field is not updating automatically in the

header.

Any suggestions as to why and how I can work around this?

Thanks for any assistance.

kh




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Old February 16th 05, 04:53 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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On reflection, I'm probably wrong. It occurs to me that it is some other
fields (such as CreateDate) that don't work in the headers/footers of merge
documents. In any case, it's not clear that the OP is referring to merge
fields.

The KB article "WD2000: Fields in Header and Footer Not Merged in E-Mail
Attachment" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=214165) certainly implies
that merge fields in the header and footer usually do work.

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"Charles Kenyon" wrote in
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Hmm... I use mailmerge fields in footers and they work for me. (Word 2003)

Of course my use of merge is a bit different. I do not actually do a

merge.
I connect to the database, find my record, and display the merged data on
screen. I then print out from the merged screen. Don't know if that makes

a
difference.

On the other hand, if we are talking about the mergeformat switch in

fields,
I tend to avoid it and use a charformat switch instead.
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Merge fields can't be used in headers.

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"kharrison" wrote in message
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I have a merge format field in a header and the body of the document.

Since
upgrading to Word 2003 the field is not updating automatically in the

header.

Any suggestions as to why and how I can work around this?

Thanks for any assistance.

kh





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Old February 17th 05, 02:31 AM
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It is information that is being pulled from a Lotus Notes Database. All the
fields in the body of the document update correctly at the time the document
is created, but the header field does not. The exact same field is in the
body of the document and it updates OK. The field is as follows:

{ DOCVARIABLE BP_Summary \* MERGEFORMAT }

"Jezebel" wrote:

mergeformat isn't a field. It's a field switch that controls what happens
when you update the field. What information are you trying to display?



"kharrison" wrote in message
...
I have a merge format field in a header and the body of the document.
Since
upgrading to Word 2003 the field is not updating automatically in the
header.

Any suggestions as to why and how I can work around this?

Thanks for any assistance.

kh




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Old February 17th 05, 03:38 AM
Doug Robbins
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You either have to use code to iterate through the headers in all sections
in the document and update the fields in the .Range of each header, or use
Print Preview which should also cause the fields in the headers and footers
to be updated.

ActiveDocument.PrintPreview
ActiveDocument.ClosePrintPreview

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"kharrison" wrote in message
...
It is information that is being pulled from a Lotus Notes Database. All
the
fields in the body of the document update correctly at the time the
document
is created, but the header field does not. The exact same field is in the
body of the document and it updates OK. The field is as follows:

{ DOCVARIABLE BP_Summary \* MERGEFORMAT }

"Jezebel" wrote:

mergeformat isn't a field. It's a field switch that controls what happens
when you update the field. What information are you trying to display?



"kharrison" wrote in message
...
I have a merge format field in a header and the body of the document.
Since
upgrading to Word 2003 the field is not updating automatically in the
header.

Any suggestions as to why and how I can work around this?

Thanks for any assistance.

kh






 




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