Word/Mail merge/Windows XP

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redsoxfan

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I'm trying to build a database to use just the labels option of the "mail merge" feature of WORD.
However, in my home edition of XP, I don't have excel. So, to create a database of companies, addresses and towns I was going to use a WORD table to become my database for mail merge to "draw" from.
When I went to create mailing labels from this document (a WORD table) I got an error message that says Microsoft Works does not recognize this database.

Also, I tried to enter each address singly to create a single label, when I went to adjust the column and row it would not let me, hence creating typed text over and over on the same mailing label(?). Help?

Can someone advise me on how to create approx. 300 different mailing labels.

Thank you very much,
 

Anne Troy

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"Microsoft Works"??

What are you really using? Word or WORKS?

Use the TAB key to get to the next table cell in labels in Word, but not sure how to help if it turns out you're using Works.

Anyway, to answer your last question, let me know exactly what program we're running here and what version. See Help-About...
 

Anne Troy

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Okay. Check out:

http://www.thewordexpert.com/word.htm#MailMerge

Read up on the data source.

If you've merged any cells in your table, unmerge them.
Make absolutely sure your table has headings in the very first row, and the second row is a *record* (one address or whatever).

If it's not set up that way, it probably won't work.
If you're still having problems and want to email the data file, I'll be glad to check it out.

[email protected]
 
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