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Hello,

I have been trying to create a mail merge document that uses the
INCLUDEPICTURE command. (I'm using Word and Excel 2003) I have followed
several examples online, and I finally got it to work, however I'm running
into an odd problem.

When I save the document,

{INCLUDEPICTURE {MERGEFIELD Picture1 } \d }

becomes

{INCLUDEPICTURE "Procedure%20Pictures/" \*MERGEFORMAT \d}

(The file path of the pictures is S:\OSHA DATA\LOTO PROGRAM\Updated
Procedures 2006\Procedure Pictures)

I have tried several different things including:

{INCLUDEPICTURE "S:\\OSHA DATA\\LOTO PROGRAM\\Updated Procedures
2006\\Procedure Pictures\\{MERGEFIELD Picture1} \d}

Whatever I do, it still replaces it all with {INCLUDEPICTURE
"Procedure%20Pictures/" \*MERGEFORMAT \d}

Could this be some sort of bug in the program? Is there anything I can do
to fix it? I can do the merge before I save, and that works, but as soon as
I hit the save button, it will magically change the field. The problem is I
need to be able to run this merge several times with different pictures, so i
need to be able to save this document.

I hope someone can help!!! This is so frustrating!!! Thanks in advance!
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Oh! Never mind! I just found the solution in one of the other posts! Whew!

"In Tools/Options/General/Web options/Files deactivate the checkbox next to
"update links on save" (or similar). That's what's causing the abomination.

Cindy Meister"

Thanks, this site is great!



"Jo416" wrote:

Hello,

I have been trying to create a mail merge document that uses the
INCLUDEPICTURE command. (I'm using Word and Excel 2003) I have followed
several examples online, and I finally got it to work, however I'm running
into an odd problem.

When I save the document,

{INCLUDEPICTURE {MERGEFIELD Picture1 } \d }

becomes

{INCLUDEPICTURE "Procedure%20Pictures/" \*MERGEFORMAT \d}

(The file path of the pictures is S:\OSHA DATA\LOTO PROGRAM\Updated
Procedures 2006\Procedure Pictures)

I have tried several different things including:

{INCLUDEPICTURE "S:\\OSHA DATA\\LOTO PROGRAM\\Updated Procedures
2006\\Procedure Pictures\\{MERGEFIELD Picture1} \d}

Whatever I do, it still replaces it all with {INCLUDEPICTURE
"Procedure%20Pictures/" \*MERGEFORMAT \d}

Could this be some sort of bug in the program? Is there anything I can do
to fix it? I can do the merge before I save, and that works, but as soon as
I hit the save button, it will magically change the field. The problem is I
need to be able to run this merge several times with different pictures, so i
need to be able to save this document.

I hope someone can help!!! This is so frustrating!!! Thanks in advance!

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Glad you got your problem solved. Now, can you help me with my similar problem?

{INCLUDEPICTURE "C:\\Pix\\{MERGEFIELD photo}.jpg"}

The merge worked and a picture frame was included. The image was not there
though. There was the type of icon like you see on a web page when there is a
problem with the link to the image file.

My picture image is named SmithJoe.jpg and is stored in the directory
C:\Pix. There is a field in the table named photo that contains the text
SmithJoe.

Thanks for the help!


"Jo416" wrote:

Oh! Never mind! I just found the solution in one of the other posts! Whew!

"In Tools/Options/General/Web options/Files deactivate the checkbox next to
"update links on save" (or similar). That's what's causing the abomination.

Cindy Meister"

Thanks, this site is great!



"Jo416" wrote:

Hello,

I have been trying to create a mail merge document that uses the
INCLUDEPICTURE command. (I'm using Word and Excel 2003) I have followed
several examples online, and I finally got it to work, however I'm running
into an odd problem.

When I save the document,

{INCLUDEPICTURE {MERGEFIELD Picture1 } \d }

becomes

{INCLUDEPICTURE "Procedure%20Pictures/" \*MERGEFORMAT \d}

(The file path of the pictures is S:\OSHA DATA\LOTO PROGRAM\Updated
Procedures 2006\Procedure Pictures)

I have tried several different things including:

{INCLUDEPICTURE "S:\\OSHA DATA\\LOTO PROGRAM\\Updated Procedures
2006\\Procedure Pictures\\{MERGEFIELD Picture1} \d}

Whatever I do, it still replaces it all with {INCLUDEPICTURE
"Procedure%20Pictures/" \*MERGEFORMAT \d}

Could this be some sort of bug in the program? Is there anything I can do
to fix it? I can do the merge before I save, and that works, but as soon as
I hit the save button, it will magically change the field. The problem is I
need to be able to run this merge several times with different pictures, so i
need to be able to save this document.

I hope someone can help!!! This is so frustrating!!! Thanks in advance!

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Hi Richard,

I don't know what could be wrong... but the text in my photo fields have the
..jpg extension in it. For example, my code would just be

{INCLUDEPICTURE "C:\\Pix\\{MERGEFIELD photo}"}

because the text in the photo field is SmithJoe.jpg.

I don't know if that would have anything to do with it, but I guess it's
worth a shot. Also, are you using CTRL and F9 to bring the brackets up,
instead of typing in "{" and "}" ?

Hope this helps, I'm not that great at this stuff, just started doing it
recently for a project at work.



"Richard Tackett" wrote:

Glad you got your problem solved. Now, can you help me with my similar problem?

{INCLUDEPICTURE "C:\\Pix\\{MERGEFIELD photo}.jpg"}

The merge worked and a picture frame was included. The image was not there
though. There was the type of icon like you see on a web page when there is a
problem with the link to the image file.

My picture image is named SmithJoe.jpg and is stored in the directory
C:\Pix. There is a field in the table named photo that contains the text
SmithJoe.

Thanks for the help!



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