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Julie L Julie L is offline
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With Word 2007

When doing a mail merge from an Excel datasource I need to keep the number
formatting ($ or %), is there a way to do that?

I have tried formating the field in word under the "edit field menu" but i
haven't been sucessfull. Is this where I should be formatting my numbers? Can
anyone guide me?

Thanks,

Julie
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The formatting in Excel is not carried by the default merge to Word. It is
necessary to format the field using a switch.
See http://www.gmayor.com/formatting_word_fields.htm
In this instance pres ALT+F9 to display the field construction eg
{Mergefield fieldname}
and in between the brackets add the switch i.e for cash amounts
{Mergefield Fieldname \# "$,0.00"}
Percentages are a little more complicated - but are covered in the linked
page.

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Julie L wrote:
With Word 2007

When doing a mail merge from an Excel datasource I need to keep the
number formatting ($ or %), is there a way to do that?

I have tried formating the field in word under the "edit field menu"
but i haven't been sucessfull. Is this where I should be formatting
my numbers? Can anyone guide me?

Thanks,

Julie



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