Mail merge images don't show up



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Mail merge images don't show up

Postby S2V2aW4yMzQ1 » Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:21:01 GMT

When I mail merge in Word 2003, my images show up as a black box.  I have 
tried using jpg and tif images, but I can't seem to make the images come out 
properly in the merged document.

Re: Mail merge images don't show up

Postby Doug Robbins » Tue, 19 Jul 2005 22:24:39 GMT

Have you tried updating the fields in the document?

See the "Graphics from data base" item under the "Special merges" section of 
fellow MVP Cindy Meister's website at


Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my 
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

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