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Old March 4th 06, 08:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page, one on each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but can't find one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently learning more
features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP
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Old March 4th 06, 08:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

In the label options dialog, select the 8387 - Post Card from the list of
Avery standard Label products.

For more information, see the article "Mailmerge Labels with Word XP" on
fellow MVP Graham Mayor's website at

http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm


--
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

"CJP" wrote in message
...
I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page, one on
each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but can't find
one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently learning more
features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP



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Old March 4th 06, 11:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

Tremendously helpful, thanks so much!

CJP

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

In the label options dialog, select the 8387 - Post Card from the list of
Avery standard Label products.

For more information, see the article "Mailmerge Labels with Word XP" on
fellow MVP Graham Mayor's website at

http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm


--
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

"CJP" wrote in message
...
I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page, one on
each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but can't find
one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently learning more
features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP




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Old May 19th 07, 01:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Thumbpick
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

I'd like to piggyback on this series if I may. I'm using 4-up postcards and
can get the mail merge to work on a blank postcard (i.e., one w/o text from
me).

However, I want to type info on the left of the card and mail merge the
addresses in the usual (mid to lower right) of the cards. What happens is I
get an error message: "You cannot include DATA, NEXT, NEXTIF, or SKIPIF
fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes, or endnotes."

I've tried using tabs, text boxes, etc. Cannot get it to work. Would
appreciate any help you could provide.


I read all thru Mayor's website and cannot find this problem adressed.

"CJP" wrote:

Tremendously helpful, thanks so much!

CJP

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

In the label options dialog, select the 8387 - Post Card from the list of
Avery standard Label products.

For more information, see the article "Mailmerge Labels with Word XP" on
fellow MVP Graham Mayor's website at

http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm


--
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

"CJP" wrote in message
...
I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page, one on
each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but can't find
one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently learning more
features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP




  #5  
Old May 19th 07, 01:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Thumbpick
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

I'd like to piggyback on this series if I may. I'm using 4-up postcards and
can get the mail merge to work on a blank postcard (i.e., one w/o text from
me).

However, I want to type info on the left of the card and mail merge the
addresses in the usual (mid to lower right) of the cards. What happens is I
get an error message: "You cannot include DATA, NEXT, NEXTIF, or SKIPIF
fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes, or endnotes."

I've tried using tabs, text boxes, etc. Cannot get it to work. Would
appreciate any help you could provide.

I read all thru Mayor's website and cannot find this problem addressed (no
pun intended).



"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

In the label options dialog, select the 8387 - Post Card from the list of
Avery standard Label products.

For more information, see the article "Mailmerge Labels with Word XP" on
fellow MVP Graham Mayor's website at

http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm


--
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

"CJP" wrote in message
...
I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page, one on
each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but can't find
one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently learning more
features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP




  #6  
Old May 19th 07, 06:39 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Graham Mayor
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

Why the second post?

The simplest solution is probably to treat the merge as a letter merge
rather than a label merge, but starting with the label layout.
Divide each of the four postcards into two (the table drawing tool is
perhaps the simplest solution) and then treat each pair of cells as one
postcard. Put your data as required in the left and right cells of the
'card' and put a NEXT record field at the start of the second, third and
fourth cards only (in the left cell).

If you are merging to both sides of the card you'll need to revise your data
file - http://www.gmayor.com/duplex_merge_data.htm

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



Thumbpick wrote:
I'd like to piggyback on this series if I may. I'm using 4-up
postcards and can get the mail merge to work on a blank postcard
(i.e., one w/o text from me).

However, I want to type info on the left of the card and mail merge
the addresses in the usual (mid to lower right) of the cards. What
happens is I get an error message: "You cannot include DATA, NEXT,
NEXTIF, or SKIPIF fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes, or
endnotes."

I've tried using tabs, text boxes, etc. Cannot get it to work. Would
appreciate any help you could provide.

I read all thru Mayor's website and cannot find this problem
addressed (no pun intended).



"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

In the label options dialog, select the 8387 - Post Card from the
list of Avery standard Label products.

For more information, see the article "Mailmerge Labels with Word
XP" on fellow MVP Graham Mayor's website at

http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm


--
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

"CJP" wrote in message
...
I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page,
one on each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but
can't find one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently learning
more features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP



  #7  
Old May 19th 07, 12:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Thumbpick
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

I apologize for the second post... I'm new to these forums and thought the
first post would only go to CJP and nobody else would see it.

Thanks so much.... it works perfectly.

One add'l question: Can I also get it to print postal bar codes? I know how
to do that for envelopes and labels but don't see an option for it in MM.

Thanks again.


"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Why the second post?

The simplest solution is probably to treat the merge as a letter merge
rather than a label merge, but starting with the label layout.
Divide each of the four postcards into two (the table drawing tool is
perhaps the simplest solution) and then treat each pair of cells as one
postcard. Put your data as required in the left and right cells of the
'card' and put a NEXT record field at the start of the second, third and
fourth cards only (in the left cell).

If you are merging to both sides of the card you'll need to revise your data
file - http://www.gmayor.com/duplex_merge_data.htm

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



Thumbpick wrote:
I'd like to piggyback on this series if I may. I'm using 4-up
postcards and can get the mail merge to work on a blank postcard
(i.e., one w/o text from me).

However, I want to type info on the left of the card and mail merge
the addresses in the usual (mid to lower right) of the cards. What
happens is I get an error message: "You cannot include DATA, NEXT,
NEXTIF, or SKIPIF fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes, or
endnotes."

I've tried using tabs, text boxes, etc. Cannot get it to work. Would
appreciate any help you could provide.

I read all thru Mayor's website and cannot find this problem
addressed (no pun intended).



"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

In the label options dialog, select the 8387 - Post Card from the
list of Avery standard Label products.

For more information, see the article "Mailmerge Labels with Word
XP" on fellow MVP Graham Mayor's website at

http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm


--
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

"CJP" wrote in message
...
I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page,
one on each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but
can't find one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently learning
more features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP




  #8  
Old May 19th 07, 01:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Graham Mayor
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Default How do I mail merge onto 4-up postcards?

The barcode produced by Word is POSTNET.

The USPS no longer accepts that format for bulk mail discounts -- see
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897290. You might as well not use the
barcode feature at all. - but if you insist insert a barcode field.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



Thumbpick wrote:
I apologize for the second post... I'm new to these forums and
thought the first post would only go to CJP and nobody else would see
it.

Thanks so much.... it works perfectly.

One add'l question: Can I also get it to print postal bar codes? I
know how to do that for envelopes and labels but don't see an option
for it in MM.

Thanks again.


"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Why the second post?

The simplest solution is probably to treat the merge as a letter
merge rather than a label merge, but starting with the label layout.
Divide each of the four postcards into two (the table drawing tool is
perhaps the simplest solution) and then treat each pair of cells as
one postcard. Put your data as required in the left and right cells
of the 'card' and put a NEXT record field at the start of the
second, third and fourth cards only (in the left cell).

If you are merging to both sides of the card you'll need to revise
your data file - http://www.gmayor.com/duplex_merge_data.htm

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



Thumbpick wrote:
I'd like to piggyback on this series if I may. I'm using 4-up
postcards and can get the mail merge to work on a blank postcard
(i.e., one w/o text from me).

However, I want to type info on the left of the card and mail merge
the addresses in the usual (mid to lower right) of the cards. What
happens is I get an error message: "You cannot include DATA, NEXT,
NEXTIF, or SKIPIF fields in comments, headers, footers, footnotes,
or endnotes."

I've tried using tabs, text boxes, etc. Cannot get it to work. Would
appreciate any help you could provide.

I read all thru Mayor's website and cannot find this problem
addressed (no pun intended).



"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

In the label options dialog, select the 8387 - Post Card from the
list of Avery standard Label products.

For more information, see the article "Mailmerge Labels with Word
XP" on fellow MVP Graham Mayor's website at

http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm


--
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

"CJP" wrote in message
...
I'm using Avery 8387 and want to mail merge addresses 4 per page,
one on each
postcard. I have a template for 2-up that allows for this, but
can't find one
for 4-up. How do I set this up?

I've been an Adobe junkie for many years, and am presently
learning more features of the Office suite. Help, please!

CJP



 




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