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Using Office 2003, mailmerging Access data with Word to produce a Name badge.
Text must be oriented 90 degrees to page, so fixed and variable information
is placed in a text box and oriented. When the document is complete and data
is merged, for printing or individual editing, an error message "Word found
locked fields during update. Word cannot update locked fields." The db file
is not "read only", I am the administrator, and "control+shift+f11" used on
all four fields does not unlock the fields. Help!
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Don't use fields in text boxes. Text boxes are in the drawing layer of the
document. Use tables. See http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_graphics.htm

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AlthePal wrote:
Using Office 2003, mailmerging Access data with Word to produce a
Name badge. Text must be oriented 90 degrees to page, so fixed and
variable information is placed in a text box and oriented. When the
document is complete and data is merged, for printing or individual
editing, an error message "Word found locked fields during update.
Word cannot update locked fields." The db file is not "read only", I
am the administrator, and "control+shift+f11" used on all four fields
does not unlock the fields. Help!



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Although there can be problems using fields in text boxes as Graham
mentions, the main problem here is likely to be that your text boxes have
been created on the drawing canvas. If you uncheck Word
Tools|Options|General|"Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting
AutoShapes" before creating your text boxes, you may find that this error no
longer appears. (No, I don't know how to remove the drawing canvas from an
existing text box).

Peter Jamieson

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Using Office 2003, mailmerging Access data with Word to produce a Name
badge.
Text must be oriented 90 degrees to page, so fixed and variable
information
is placed in a text box and oriented. When the document is complete and
data
is merged, for printing or individual editing, an error message "Word
found
locked fields during update. Word cannot update locked fields." The db
file
is not "read only", I am the administrator, and "control+shift+f11" used
on
all four fields does not unlock the fields. Help!



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