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Hello

I have recently gone over to Word XP from 2000 and notice that many things
have changed. When doing a mail merge, the insert merge field seems a bit
convoluted. If you want to insert address 1, address 2, city etc, after
first name and surname it appears you have to keep closing the box to start
another line. I feel I must be doing this wrong as Microsoft can't have
designed it like this! Can somebody enlighten me?!


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See http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/...MailMerges.htm and
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindy...002/MM2002.htm

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"C Tate" wrote in message
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Hello

I have recently gone over to Word XP from 2000 and notice that many things
have changed. When doing a mail merge, the insert merge field seems a bit
convoluted. If you want to insert address 1, address 2, city etc, after
first name and surname it appears you have to keep closing the box to

start
another line. I feel I must be doing this wrong as Microsoft can't have
designed it like this! Can somebody enlighten me?!



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Many thanks Suzanne. You always know the answer to things and provide it so
quickly! Can you tell me mail merge follows the same format in Word 2003 as
it does in XP? Also, do you know when the NEXT version of Word/Office is due
out? (I am just wondering if it is worth bothering upgrading to 2003)
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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See http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/...MailMerges.htm and
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindy...002/MM2002.htm

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"C Tate" wrote in message
...
Hello

I have recently gone over to Word XP from 2000 and notice that many
things
have changed. When doing a mail merge, the insert merge field seems a bit
convoluted. If you want to insert address 1, address 2, city etc, after
first name and surname it appears you have to keep closing the box to

start
another line. I feel I must be doing this wrong as Microsoft can't have
designed it like this! Can somebody enlighten me?!





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Yes, mail merge in 2003 is the same as in 2002. If you use Track Changes,
the improvements (or rather, corrections) in that feature alone are worth
the upgrade to 2003. Office 2003 Pro (not Office Standard or freestanding
Word) also has IRM and XML capabilities that some users want/need. But the
differences between 2002 and 2003 are subtle, and I'm not sure an upgrade is
really imperative; for a feature comparison, see
http://www.microsoft.com/office/edit...o/compare.mspx

I don't know (and couldn't say even if I knew) when Office 12 will ship, but
don't hold your breath.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
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"C Tate" wrote in message
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Many thanks Suzanne. You always know the answer to things and provide it

so
quickly! Can you tell me mail merge follows the same format in Word 2003

as
it does in XP? Also, do you know when the NEXT version of Word/Office is

due
out? (I am just wondering if it is worth bothering upgrading to 2003)
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
See http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/...MailMerges.htm and
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindy...002/MM2002.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"C Tate" wrote in message
...
Hello

I have recently gone over to Word XP from 2000 and notice that many
things
have changed. When doing a mail merge, the insert merge field seems a

bit
convoluted. If you want to insert address 1, address 2, city etc, after
first name and surname it appears you have to keep closing the box to

start
another line. I feel I must be doing this wrong as Microsoft can't have
designed it like this! Can somebody enlighten me?!






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In addition to the links provided by Suzanne, you may find the following
useful.
http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm

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




C Tate wrote:
Many thanks Suzanne. You always know the answer to things and provide
it so quickly! Can you tell me mail merge follows the same format in
Word 2003 as it does in XP? Also, do you know when the NEXT version
of Word/Office is due out? (I am just wondering if it is worth
bothering upgrading to 2003) "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote in message
...
See http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/...MailMerges.htm and
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindy...002/MM2002.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"C Tate" wrote in message
...
Hello

I have recently gone over to Word XP from 2000 and notice that many
things
have changed. When doing a mail merge, the insert merge field seems
a bit convoluted. If you want to insert address 1, address 2, city
etc, after first name and surname it appears you have to keep
closing the box to start another line. I feel I must be doing this
wrong as Microsoft can't have designed it like this! Can somebody
enlighten me?!





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Many thanks. One further question. Is it possible, once you have chosen your
prefered labels, to set them as the default choice?
"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
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In addition to the links provided by Suzanne, you may find the following
useful.
http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

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




C Tate wrote:
Many thanks Suzanne. You always know the answer to things and provide
it so quickly! Can you tell me mail merge follows the same format in
Word 2003 as it does in XP? Also, do you know when the NEXT version
of Word/Office is due out? (I am just wondering if it is worth
bothering upgrading to 2003) "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote in message
...
See http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/...MailMerges.htm and
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindy...002/MM2002.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"C Tate" wrote in message
...
Hello

I have recently gone over to Word XP from 2000 and notice that many
things
have changed. When doing a mail merge, the insert merge field seems
a bit convoluted. If you want to insert address 1, address 2, city
etc, after first name and surname it appears you have to keep
closing the box to start another line. I feel I must be doing this
wrong as Microsoft can't have designed it like this! Can somebody
enlighten me?!





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Word retains the last used label setting.

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C Tate wrote:
Many thanks. One further question. Is it possible, once you have
chosen your prefered labels, to set them as the default choice?
"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
In addition to the links provided by Suzanne, you may find the
following useful.
http://www.gmayor.com/mail_merge_lab...th_word_xp.htm

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

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




C Tate wrote:
Many thanks Suzanne. You always know the answer to things and
provide
it so quickly! Can you tell me mail merge follows the same format in
Word 2003 as it does in XP? Also, do you know when the NEXT version
of Word/Office is due out? (I am just wondering if it is worth
bothering upgrading to 2003) "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote in message
...
See http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/...MailMerges.htm and
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindy...002/MM2002.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"C Tate" wrote in message
...
Hello

I have recently gone over to Word XP from 2000 and notice that
many things
have changed. When doing a mail merge, the insert merge field
seems
a bit convoluted. If you want to insert address 1, address 2, city
etc, after first name and surname it appears you have to keep
closing the box to start another line. I feel I must be doing this
wrong as Microsoft can't have designed it like this! Can somebody
enlighten me?!



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