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Solved: Office 2K: FAX a Word doc to clients, # in Access, @ merge Outlook wants # from conta

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by SteveO_RR, Nov 13, 2006.

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  1. SteveO_RR

    SteveO_RR Thread Starter

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    Hey y'all,

    Been searching for this answer the past day & am stumped.

    The long subject tells the tale but here is more detail.

    I have a Word 2K doc that I want to fax to my clients automatically. Their fax numbers are in my Access 2K database. I used mailmerge and found my data source, click merge, get the merge dbox and select electronic mail. Help I found said this is what is used for faxes as there is no fax option. I click setup & select my data field w/fax numbers. When I click merge I get a check names box from Outlook 2K saying no matches found for my # in the db. I've tried the testing from MSKB, everything checks out. I have removed check names in Outlook. I'm at the end of my rope. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA
    Steve
     
  2. SteveO_RR

    SteveO_RR Thread Starter

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    More info:

    When I set up Outlook I choose the no mail option since I was using express. The about page shows no mail.

    Any ideas out there?
     
  3. SteveO_RR

    SteveO_RR Thread Starter

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    WOW,

    No help?!?!? First time TSG has failed me, bummer. Will need to find other avenue I guess.
     
  4. Rockn

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    What are you using for a fax client? You need to have something set up as a fax client in order for the merge to work. I have set up a db in the past to export the fax to info into a CSV and use that as the source for my mass fax, but nothing that would automatically fax them all. I personally have never tried it directly from a merged word doc.
     
  5. SteveO_RR

    SteveO_RR Thread Starter

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    It appears that is what most want people to think. M$KB was no help & there are tons of 3rd party ware to spend money on.

    I have gotten to work though. With help from this article http://www.slipstick.com/addins/services/win2000fax.htm & that the number needs to be formatted like [FAX:####....] to keep the email client from checking names in the address book. Seems to be working great.
     
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