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Old March 30th 07, 11:14 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Joe[_2_]
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Default Unable to Find Merged Fields In Merged Document

Hello,

I have a document that merges with an Access 2000 database. This creates
1600 documents, each of 7 pages in length.

Recently it stopped being able to search through the merged documents for
merged data. ie. If I search on Address_4 (postcodes) for a postcode, it
searches through all 1600 documents but fails to find the document.

Can anyone help, as searching through all these documents for specific ones
is now quite difficult.

Cheers,
Joe

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Old March 30th 07, 02:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Joe[_2_]
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Default Unable to Find Merged Fields In Merged Document

"Joe" wrote in message
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Hello,

I have a document that merges with an Access 2000 database. This creates
1600 documents, each of 7 pages in length.

Recently it stopped being able to search through the merged documents for
merged data. ie. If I search on Address_4 (postcodes) for a postcode, it
searches through all 1600 documents but fails to find the document.

Can anyone help, as searching through all these documents for specific
ones is now quite difficult.

Cheers,
Joe


Hello again,

Found the solution. Some desktops were merging their data from a local copy
of the database. They are now using the network copy and it's working
correctly. Not sure how this has happened but this has only been a recent
problem.

Cheers,
Joe

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Old March 30th 07, 07:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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Default Unable to Find Merged Fields In Merged Document

Glad you got it sorted out, but your description of the problem indicates
that you are not actually merging the documents. The documents created by
executing a merge will not have any mergefields in them.

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"Joe" wrote in message
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"Joe" wrote in message
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Hello,

I have a document that merges with an Access 2000 database. This creates
1600 documents, each of 7 pages in length.

Recently it stopped being able to search through the merged documents for
merged data. ie. If I search on Address_4 (postcodes) for a postcode,
it searches through all 1600 documents but fails to find the document.

Can anyone help, as searching through all these documents for specific
ones is now quite difficult.

Cheers,
Joe


Hello again,

Found the solution. Some desktops were merging their data from a local
copy of the database. They are now using the network copy and it's working
correctly. Not sure how this has happened but this has only been a recent
problem.

Cheers,
Joe



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Old April 2nd 07, 08:39 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Joe[_2_]
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Default Unable to Find Merged Fields In Merged Document

Hi Doug,

Evidently the problem isn't fixed but your comments might help us out. I
understand that we should be using the basic 'Find and Replace' dialogue to
locate text.

Thanks,
Joe

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
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Glad you got it sorted out, but your description of the problem indicates
that you are not actually merging the documents. The documents created by
executing a merge will not have any mergefields in them.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

"Joe" wrote in message
...
"Joe" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I have a document that merges with an Access 2000 database. This
creates 1600 documents, each of 7 pages in length.

Recently it stopped being able to search through the merged documents
for merged data. ie. If I search on Address_4 (postcodes) for a
postcode, it searches through all 1600 documents but fails to find the
document.

Can anyone help, as searching through all these documents for specific
ones is now quite difficult.

Cheers,
Joe


Hello again,

Found the solution. Some desktops were merging their data from a local
copy of the database. They are now using the network copy and it's
working correctly. Not sure how this has happened but this has only been
a recent problem.

Cheers,
Joe




 




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