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Default Formatting a merge field that contains both text and numbers

I have a field that merges both text and a number to my document. I'd like
to supress the number and keep the text.

I'd like to go from this:
Text-123-45-6789
to this:
Text

Any suggestions? Thanks


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Hi Drew,

Mailmerge can't do that. You'll need to separate the data at its source and merge just the part you need.

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"Drew" wrote in message ...
I have a field that merges both text and a number to my document. I'd like
to supress the number and keep the text.

I'd like to go from this:
Text-123-45-6789
to this:
Text

Any suggestions? Thanks


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If the number is always of the format -###-##-####, after executing the
merge to a new document, you could to a Wildcard Replace that replaces

-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{2}-[0-9]{4}

with nothing.

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"Drew" wrote in message
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I have a field that merges both text and a number to my document. I'd like
to supress the number and keep the text.

I'd like to go from this:
Text-123-45-6789
to this:
Text

Any suggestions? Thanks



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Hi Doug,

If the document has that kind of info elsewhere (eg because the full string is required in a particular location), one couldn't use
the 'Replace All' option - every instance would have to be stepped through. Conversely, if there is always a particular string
before/after the expression from which the numbers need to be deleted that doesn't appear elsewhere in the document, the
Find/Replace parameters could be modified to suit the 'Replace All' option.

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"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message ...
If the number is always of the format -###-##-####, after executing the merge to a new document, you could to a Wildcard Replace
that replaces

-[0-9]{3}-[0-9]{2}-[0-9]{4}

with nothing.

--
Hope this helps,

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Please reply only to the newsgroups unless you wish to obtain my services on
a paid professional basis.

"Drew" wrote in message ...
I have a field that merges both text and a number to my document. I'd like
to supress the number and keep the text.

I'd like to go from this:
Text-123-45-6789
to this:
Text

Any suggestions? Thanks




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What is the data source?

Are you in a position to use VBA code?

Peter Jamieson

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On 02/02/2010 14:29, Drew wrote:
I have a field that merges both text and a number to my document. I'd like
to supress the number and keep the text.

I'd like to go from this:
Text-123-45-6789
to this:
Text

Any suggestions? Thanks




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