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Old July 14th, 2009, 02:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Livengrin
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Default Merge fields in a document with a watermark

I created a document that has our company logo as the watermark centered on
the page. I then typed the document with merge fields placed where needed
(merge fields are coming from an Access database that we use). When I test
the procedure in Word it works without fail but when I move the word document
into the Access database so the fields merge it fails. So after several
attempts I removed the watermark and low and behold it worked. Add the
watermark back and it fails. Is there anything I can do to get around
this?????
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Old July 14th, 2009, 10:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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Default Merge fields in a document with a watermark

What do you mean by "move the word document into the Access database"?

The normal process would be to attach a table or query from the Access
database to the mail merge main document via the Select Recipients facility.

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I created a document that has our company logo as the watermark centered on
the page. I then typed the document with merge fields placed where needed
(merge fields are coming from an Access database that we use). When I
test
the procedure in Word it works without fail but when I move the word
document
into the Access database so the fields merge it fails. So after several
attempts I removed the watermark and low and behold it worked. Add the
watermark back and it fails. Is there anything I can do to get around
this?????


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Old July 20th, 2009, 05:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.mailmerge.fields
Livengrin
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Default Merge fields in a document with a watermark

Ok, in our Access database we have several letters that are used to mail out
notices and such. Each word document also has a corresponding file with an
RTF extension. The letters are then saved into subfolder with the main
database folder. When I created the new certificate (the one with the
watermark) I did as I always do and make a duplicate as an RTF extension save
both in the "Letters" subfolder. However before saving it in the folder I
always test it by checking for erros and testing and during this phase you
have to link (is that the right word) to the Access ODBC.

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

What do you mean by "move the word document into the Access database"?

The normal process would be to attach a table or query from the Access
database to the mail merge main document via the Select Recipients facility.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"Livengrin" wrote in message
...
I created a document that has our company logo as the watermark centered on
the page. I then typed the document with merge fields placed where needed
(merge fields are coming from an Access database that we use). When I
test
the procedure in Word it works without fail but when I move the word
document
into the Access database so the fields merge it fails. So after several
attempts I removed the watermark and low and behold it worked. Add the
watermark back and it fails. Is there anything I can do to get around
this?????



 




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