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Old April 24th, 2004, 04:47 AM
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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..NET getting to you g

I think that you meant "one row, two column"

Regards,

Doug Robbins - Word MVP
"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote in message
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Hi Hcoms,

I agree with Doug, either a label type or a catalog type would do the

trick.
Personally, I might choose the catalog type as then I wouldn't be getting

a
section break at the end of each page...

Set up a two row, one-colum table and insert the mergefields.

Now, position the cursor just before the first entry in the second cell,

and
then insert a NEXT field from the "Insert Word Field" toolbar button list.

I am using word 2000 and presently i am using the catlog type of merge.

My
mail merge consists of a number of items such as title, name and

address. As
opposed to have a continous list of records i would like to show records

in
pairs , side by side. So instead of having one lot of records (

title,name
and address) after the other i would like on the left hand side of the

page
( left hand column in a table) to show the first record ( title,name and
address) and on the right hand side show the next record.
e.g. instead of
record 1
record 2
record 3

Appearing one after the other i would like

record 1 | record 2
record 3 | record 4


Cindy Meister
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http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Sep 30 2003)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Old April 24th, 2004, 10:07 AM
Cindy M -WordMVP-
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Default mailmerge two records side by side

Hi Doug,

..NET getting to you g

I think that you meant "one row, two column"

YEP BG

Cindy

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Old April 25th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Hcoms
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Default mailmerge two records side by side

Thank you for all your help. What i am doing is fairly complicated in that a
form is displayed in word which depending upon the selection of checkboxes
executes a webpage which is then downloaded as a CVS file to the users hard
drive.
With this CVS file it is combined with another word document , the template
file that i use to create the mail merge document. This is a catolog type
mail merge. What i did thanks to all your advice is to create a table with
one row and two coloumns. In the left hand column i inserted the mailmerge
fields and in the right hand column i inserted nextrecord before the mail
merge fields.
In hindsight ( which if i could bottle i would be a rich man) it is actual
quite simple!

Thank you all again!

"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote in message
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Hi Doug,

..NET getting to you g

I think that you meant "one row, two column"

YEP BG

Cindy



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Old April 26th, 2004, 10:42 AM
Cindy M -WordMVP-
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Default mailmerge two records side by side

Hi Hcoms,

In hindsight ( which if i could bottle i would be a rich man) it is actual
quite simple! Thank you all again!

BGYeah, we'd all be billionaires. Thanks for describing how your app
works, and glad you're up and running!

Cindy Meister

 




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