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Default Mail merge, how can I set dif. case for address block &greeting

In Microsoft 2003 mail merge, I would like to write the address block in
upper case, ie..MR & MRS SMITH and the greeting with regular letter script
ie..Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
I will be using window envelopes, so the address block will need to be in
caps.
I appreciate any help.
Thanks,
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Don't use the addressblock. Use the individual fields.
Depending on which case the addresses are saved in you can use a formatting
switch to apply the required case
http://www.gmayor.com/formatting_word_fields.htm
Why does the address have to be in upper case for window envelopes? Upper
case is harder to read.

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RetiredRose wrote:
In Microsoft 2003 mail merge, I would like to write the address block
in upper case, ie..MR & MRS SMITH and the greeting with regular
letter script ie..Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
I will be using window envelopes, so the address block will need to
be in caps.
I appreciate any help.
Thanks,



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If your ADDRESSBLOCK works OK, you should be able to use the character
format switch \*Upper, e.g.

use Alt-F9 to display field codes. Your Addressblock field will look
something roughly like the following (mine's obviously intended for use in
the U.K.):

{ ADDRESSBLOCK \f "_TITLE0_ _FIRST0_ _LAST0_ _SUFFIX0_
_COMPANY_,
_STREET1_
_STREET2_
_CITY_
_STATE_
_POSTAL_

_COUNTRY_" \l 2057 \c 2 \e "United Kingdom" \d }

then type \*Upper before the }, giving you

{ ADDRESSBLOCK \f "_TITLE0_ _FIRST0_ _LAST0_ _SUFFIX0_
_COMPANY_,
_STREET1_
_STREET2_
_CITY_
_STATE_
_POSTAL_

_COUNTRY_" \l 2057 \c 2 \e "United Kingdom" \d \*Upper }

But I have the same question as Graham - do you really need to use
uppercase? If it's a requirement of your postal service, that would be
useful to know.

Peter Jamieson


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In Microsoft 2003 mail merge, I would like to write the address block in
upper case, ie..MR & MRS SMITH and the greeting with regular letter script
ie..Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
I will be using window envelopes, so the address block will need to be in
caps.
I appreciate any help.
Thanks,



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Good question Mr. Mayor, address in caps is a careover from work. In mailing
correspondences, we were instructed to use caps, no punctuation. It is time
to change. Thanks for the info and question.
RetiredRose

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Don't use the addressblock. Use the individual fields.
Depending on which case the addresses are saved in you can use a formatting
switch to apply the required case
http://www.gmayor.com/formatting_word_fields.htm
Why does the address have to be in upper case for window envelopes? Upper
case is harder to read.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

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


RetiredRose wrote:
In Microsoft 2003 mail merge, I would like to write the address block
in upper case, ie..MR & MRS SMITH and the greeting with regular
letter script ie..Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
I will be using window envelopes, so the address block will need to
be in caps.
I appreciate any help.
Thanks,




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Thank you Mr. Jamieson, I have it.

"Peter Jamieson" wrote:

If your ADDRESSBLOCK works OK, you should be able to use the character
format switch \*Upper, e.g.

use Alt-F9 to display field codes. Your Addressblock field will look
something roughly like the following (mine's obviously intended for use in
the U.K.):

{ ADDRESSBLOCK \f "_TITLE0_ _FIRST0_ _LAST0_ _SUFFIX0_
_COMPANY_,
_STREET1_
_STREET2_
_CITY_
_STATE_
_POSTAL_

_COUNTRY_" \l 2057 \c 2 \e "United Kingdom" \d }

then type \*Upper before the }, giving you

{ ADDRESSBLOCK \f "_TITLE0_ _FIRST0_ _LAST0_ _SUFFIX0_
_COMPANY_,
_STREET1_
_STREET2_
_CITY_
_STATE_
_POSTAL_

_COUNTRY_" \l 2057 \c 2 \e "United Kingdom" \d \*Upper }

But I have the same question as Graham - do you really need to use
uppercase? If it's a requirement of your postal service, that would be
useful to know.

Peter Jamieson


"RetiredRose" wrote in message
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In Microsoft 2003 mail merge, I would like to write the address block in
upper case, ie..MR & MRS SMITH and the greeting with regular letter script
ie..Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
I will be using window envelopes, so the address block will need to be in
caps.
I appreciate any help.
Thanks,




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