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Solved: Mail Merge problem

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by FLYNNE, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. FLYNNE

    FLYNNE Thread Starter

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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 ?
     
  2. draceplace

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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"
     
  3. 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
     
  4. draceplace

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    did you manipulate the date or switch to text??

    Just curious.
     
  5. 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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