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Old June 4th, 2010, 03:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Cindy
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Default Setting minimum character limit?

Greetings, I am merging data from an excel spreadsheet onto labels in Word
(2003). Is there anyway I can restrict a field size to only 5-6 characters
rather than the entire cell contents being merged onto the label?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!


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Old June 4th, 2010, 03:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Graham Mayor
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Default Setting minimum character limit?

You can't merge part of a field - You would have to derive a new field in
your excel sheet containing the part of the data you require and merge that
field instead.

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"Cindy" wrote in message
...
Greetings, I am merging data from an excel spreadsheet onto labels in
Word
(2003). Is there anyway I can restrict a field size to only 5-6
characters
rather than the entire cell contents being merged onto the label?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!




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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Cindy
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Default Setting minimum character limit?

I was afraid you would say that but. . .I was able to do a work around by
creating another table (1 row, 1 column, retricted size) inside the label.
It worked perfectly. Thanks.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

You can't merge part of a field - You would have to derive a new field in
your excel sheet containing the part of the data you require and merge that
field instead.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

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



"Cindy" wrote in message
...
Greetings, I am merging data from an excel spreadsheet onto labels in
Word
(2003). Is there anyway I can restrict a field size to only 5-6
characters
rather than the entire cell contents being merged onto the label?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!




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Old June 5th, 2010, 09:58 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
macropod[_2_]
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Default Setting minimum character limit?

Hi Cindy,

If you put the mergefield into a table cell with a fixed width & height, just sufficient for the # characters you want, that will
effectively limit the displayed output to a fixed width (all the data will be in the cell, though, in case it's needed). Do note
that, with proportional fonts, the displayed character count will vary according to the individual character widths.

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"Cindy" wrote in message ...
I was afraid you would say that but. . .I was able to do a work around by
creating another table (1 row, 1 column, retricted size) inside the label.
It worked perfectly. Thanks.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

You can't merge part of a field - You would have to derive a new field in
your excel sheet containing the part of the data you require and merge that
field instead.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

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



"Cindy" wrote in message
...
Greetings, I am merging data from an excel spreadsheet onto labels in
Word
(2003). Is there anyway I can restrict a field size to only 5-6
characters
rather than the entire cell contents being merged onto the label?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!




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