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Take Mail Merge in Word back the the Mail Merge Helper 1,2,3 Form.



 
 
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Old February 1st 05, 12:49 PM
Chris Green
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Default Take Mail Merge in Word back the the Mail Merge Helper 1,2,3 Form.



Under W98 & 2000 I was able to set up an effective letters mail merge from
within Access, accessible to users in a single click once they had selected
the recipients list. With XP and Office 2003 the whole thing has fallen apart
- Word loses the access data source, the word data source selection dialog is
un-intuitive and opaque, data source queries in access are not listed for
selection, even when the data source is exported to an excel sheet, word
sees the workbook, but not the sheet containing the data.

Less concentration on copyright paranoia and more on ensuring customers get
the functional software they paid for would be helpful!
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Old February 2nd 05, 05:53 AM
Graham Mayor
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As well as the link Doug has provided, you may find
http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm and
http://www.gmayor.com/formatting_word_fields.htm helpful

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Chris Green wrote:
Under W98 & 2000 I was able to set up an effective letters mail merge
from within Access, accessible to users in a single click once they
had selected the recipients list. With XP and Office 2003 the whole
thing has fallen apart
- Word loses the access data source, the word data source selection
dialog is un-intuitive and opaque, data source queries in access are
not listed for selection, even when the data source is exported to
an excel sheet, word sees the workbook, but not the sheet containing
the data.

Less concentration on copyright paranoia and more on ensuring
customers get the functional software they paid for would be helpful!



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Old June 17th 05, 10:15 PM
J.Reynolds
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The new mailmerge wizard does not work when running a macro, but the old
wizard does.

"Keith Pennock" wrote:

The new mail merge wizard is an excellent example of making things more
complicated and thereby making it easier to clog up the drain. Take it back
to the simple format of the previous Mail Merge Helper that had Steps 1, 2 &
3.

All the best,
Keith Pennock

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Old June 17th 05, 11:42 PM
Doug Robbins
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You can use the old one if you wish. Select Customize from the Tools menu
and in the All Commands category locate the Mail Merge Helper item and drag
it onto the menu or a toolbar.



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Hope this helps.

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services on a paid consulting basis.

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"J.Reynolds" wrote in message
...
The new mailmerge wizard does not work when running a macro, but the old
wizard does.

"Keith Pennock" wrote:

The new mail merge wizard is an excellent example of making things more
complicated and thereby making it easier to clog up the drain. Take it
back
to the simple format of the previous Mail Merge Helper that had Steps 1,
2 &
3.

All the best,
Keith Pennock



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Old October 8th 05, 03:51 PM
cam
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"Doug Robbins" wrote:

You can use the old one if you wish. Select Customize from the Tools menu
and in the All Commands category locate the Mail Merge Helper item and drag
it onto the menu or a toolbar.



--
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
"J.Reynolds" wrote in message
...
The new mailmerge wizard does not work when running a macro, but the old
wizard does.

"Keith Pennock" wrote:

The new mail merge wizard is an excellent example of making things more
complicated and thereby making it easier to clog up the drain. Take it
back
to the simple format of the previous Mail Merge Helper that had Steps 1,
2 &
3.

All the best,
Keith Pennock




 




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