Solved: Mail Merge problem

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FLYNNE

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The data file contains two columns labelled as Day and date respectively.

The Date column contains sequential dates in the format " 26th September 2008".
The main word document contains the <<Day>> and <<Date>> mergefields.

However when the word document is merged with data file the date is displayed as 26/09/2008 and not as 26th September 2008.

The day is displayed correctly.

How do I rectify this problem ?
 
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Not a big mail merge (or word) user but if the word doc would handle this as text instead of a <<date>> it wouldn't try to reformat?? Maybe...The other thing would be to manipulate the word <<date>> properties....the format would be something like "dddd, MMMM d"
 

FLYNNE

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Hello Draceplace

I have followed your suggestions and the mail merge works perfectly.

Sorry for the delayed reply.

Thank you very much for your time

Regards
 

FLYNNE

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Hello Draceplace

I manipulated the Mergefield Date code in Word 2003.

Thanks again for your assistance.

Regards

Flynne
 
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