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Solved: Header not included in mail merge

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by dmgaddy, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. dmgaddy

    dmgaddy Thread Starter

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    Have a Word 2003 document that has an image for its' header and footer. Have setup the merge fields, formated the document and, all is well until . . .

    When I merge to new document(s), the header and footer are not there.

    I have checked the option to include background images and colors, but still, no header.

    What am I missing (besides my header and footer) :confused:

    Thanks,

    DG
     
  2. slurpee55

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    When you merge to a new document, that is just what it is - a new document.
    Headers and footers reside with a specific document. What happens in a mailmerge is you transfer a series of docs to one document - headers/footers are not part of the data transferred. Neither would comments, tracking notes, etc. be in the new document.
     
  3. dmgaddy

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    My solution, after you pushed me in the right direction was to create a new document template which included the Header and footer, then added it to Word (Tools --> Templates and Add-Ins --> Add --> MyTemplate.dot

    Now I merge to file (so they can verify it all worked - duh! :rolleyes: ) and the document has the header placed correctly every third page. Yea!

    I don't hafta work late tonight, (y)
    I don't hafta work late tonight, (y)


    Sorry, bit childish



    Not enough C8H10N4O2 today means I need some C9H8O4 now.
     
  4. slurpee55

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    1. Bravo!
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    3. I should have said this before - welcome to the Forum!!!
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  5. dmgaddy

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    Done and Thank you.
     
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