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Old October 30th 06, 10:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Seth Schwarm
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Default Create formula using a merge field

I would like to create this formula in a Word document -

=Left(Trim({MERGEFIELD name}), 3)

'name' is the name of a merge field.
How do I accomplish this or is it possible?

Thanks much.
Seth

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Old October 30th 06, 11:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
macropod
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Default Create formula using a merge field

Hi Seth,

No can do with a field - Word fields don't support 'LEFT' or 'TRIM'
functions. You'll need to modify the source data, or use a macro in
conjunction with the mailmerge.

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I would like to create this formula in a Word document -

=Left(Trim({MERGEFIELD name}), 3)

'name' is the name of a merge field.
How do I accomplish this or is it possible?

Thanks much.
Seth

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