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  • 1. Locked Fields
    Hello, On one of my two mail merges I get the message: Word found locked fields during the update. Word cannot update locked fields. The first of my mail merges works fine. I copied the code from the first mail merge (the one that works property) and made the appropriate changes. Running the module from the immediate window runs just like the first one, except, I get three instances of word opening. One - a copy of the .doc showing the merge fields. Two - all the documents that are supposed to be printed. Three - one piece of paper prints the message - Word found locked fields during the update. Word cannot update locked fields. I certainly appreciate any help I can get on this. -- Kenny G
  • 2. Double sided merge & duplex print
    I've been searching for hours and can't figure this out! I need to layout two unique 4x6 postcards on an 8.5x11 sheet with different text on the backside. Side 1 has a return address and the recipient address. Side 2 has dear recipient first name and one or two unique merge fields along with non-merged text and an image. I'm merging from Excel and each record is on a single line. The final merged doc needs to be page 1 - the first two postcards, page 2 - the back side of the first two postcards, page 3 - the third and fourth postcards, page 4 - the back side of the third and fourth postcards, etc. I can't get side 2 to populate from Excel. I thought about just making two docs and print side one then side two on the backside, but I need to duplex the print job so I can't. Thanks for the help! kj
  • 3. How do I create a new envelope address template in Word 2003
    When I use the address envelope function only a few of the relevant fields appear in the Word document. How do I either create a new template or edit the one that exists so that it pulls the first and last name on the first line; company on the second, address on the third, and town, state and zip on the last.
  • 4. I want to prevent an extra line when a merge item is not present
    Using WORD and a template I built, I have an extra line when there is no data for Address_Line_2. The code is as follows: {IF {mergefield Address_Line_2}<>"" "{mergefield Address_Line_2}" "") The help information does not provide anything that I could find on this.
  • 5. word 2002 2nd page not displayed in mail merge document
    Created a merge doc in word 2003 no problems. Same doc must also be used w/ version 2002. Doc consist of 2 pages and data source is excel. In word 2002 the 2nd pg does not display the merge doc. When merge is completed pg 2 is still not viewable; however in print preview it is and all pages will print. I need to view page 2 upon the completion of the merging to add additional info including importing grahics prior to printing. Thanks for any help -- cat

Mail Merge won't print

Postby U2hlaWxh » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 01:11:28 GMT

VBA Application on an XP with a merge to create form letters.  About a month ago this was working fine with no problems what so ever.  Two weeks ago the process decided not to work.  The Word document is created just fine but when you get to the print window and hit okay to print it pretty much comes to a stand still.  It spools about 1 byte per minute (network printer).  Anyone help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Mail Merge won't print

Postby Doug Robbins - Word MVP » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:54:37 GMT

Hi Sheila,

Without seeing the code, there's not much chance.  Paste it into a message
that you post back here and it might provide a few clues.

Please post any further questions or followup to the newsgroups for the
benefit of others who may be interested.  Unsolicited questions forwarded
directly to me will only be answered on a paid consulting basis.

Hope this helps
Doug Robbins - Word MVP




month ago this was working fine with no problems what so ever.  Two weeks
ago the process decided not to work.  The Word document is created just fine
but when you get to the print window and hit okay to print it pretty much
comes to a stand still.  It spools about 1 byte per minute (network
printer).  Anyone help would be greatly appreciated.



Mail Merge won't print

Postby Pam » Fri, 22 Jul 2005 03:17:23 GMT

I have Microsoft Word 2002 on XP pro and have not been able to 'print' a
merged document of labels - I can open up a file and print - or choose new
and type test on it and then print perfectly fine...but it just won't print
the labels. I have a HP lazerjet 5mp . Every time I choose print on the
labels, the printer goes to the error light - it ONCE printed a bunch of
numbers straight across a page with a partial adress:

44 50 72 25 89 28 28 28 39 25 25 89 72 25 50 50 50 50 01xs 1113 2090 M
(Denise

and then on the 2nd page it printed:

%% [Page: 41%%) -
%%PageTrailer

%%Trailer
%%BoundingBox: 13 13 599 70
%%DocumentNeededResources;
%%+font Times-Roman
%%DocumentSuppliedResources:
%%+ procset Pscript-WinNT ErrorHandler 5.00
%%+ procset Pscript_FatalError 5.0
%%+ procset Pscript_WinBasic 5.00
%%+ procset Pscript_Win_Utils_Ls 5.00
%%+ procset Pscript_Text 5.00
%%+ procset Pscript_Encoding256 5.00
%%+ procset Pscript_Win_Euro_L2 5.00
ehsave restore
%%Pages: 4
(%%[LastPage]%%) =
%%EOF

can anyone make any sense of the above or tell me how to get the labels to
print??

thanks!
Pam



Re: Mail Merge won't print

Postby Doug Robbins » Fri, 22 Jul 2005 07:04:20 GMT

What happens if you execute the merge to a document and then print that? 
Labels are only tables.

-- 
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







Re: Mail Merge won't print

Postby Peter Jamieson » Fri, 22 Jul 2005 07:24:03 GMT

Well, the stuff you are seeing is the sort of PostScript code that would be 
output when you print a file using the PostScript driver for the 5mp. I 
don't have a 5mp here so cannot test this particular problem, but
 a. do you always use the same printer name when printing to this printer? 
(i.e. does the very same printer normally work OK?)
 b. there are two different drivers for the 5mp - a non-PostScript one 
called HP LaserJet 5MP and a PostScript one called HP LaserJet 5P/5MP 
Postscript. If you have the other driver, try that as a workaround.
 c. You could also try outputting your labels to a new document, then 
printing that document (maybe you have already done that, but if so, try 
opening that document, then checking Word Tools|Options|Compatibility 
Options|"Print body text before header/footer" and printing a page or two. 
All it does is to alter the sequence that Word outputs data to a PostScript 
printer but maybe it will make a difference in this case.

Peter Jamieson








mail merge won't print

Postby bm90dmVyeXRlY2h5 » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 18:46:00 GMT

I have been using mail merge for years to create mailing labels for a 
membership database. Now all of a sudden it will not print. I've tried to 
send it as an attachment, looks as though it is all there but it is blank. 
main document won't copy into notepad. I can work on the main document, add 
to it, etc.. all seems fine until I print or attach. I need to send out 400 
labels for a conference and am panicking

Re: mail merge won't print

Postby Peter Jamieson » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 20:21:57 GMT

Which version of Word?

It isn't completely clear what is happening - if you merge to a new 
document, can you see anything in the new document?


What are you trying to do at this point?


Are you actually doing the merge (sorry to ask since you're obviously used 
to mail merge!)

-- 
Peter Jamieson
 http://www.**--****.com/ 







Re: mail merge won't print

Postby bm90dmVyeXRlY2h5 » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 22:27:01 GMT









Re: mail merge won't print

Postby Peter Jamieson » Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:37:46 GMT

>> I'm not sure which version of word, I started the document in 2005.

Look in Word Help|About for verion info. From what you say I will guess Word 
XP (2002) or Word 2003.

With your mail merge main document open,
 a. can you see the table gridlines (the labels are laid out using a Word 
table)? Try Table|Show gridlines if necessary.
 b. If so, press Alt-F9. Can you see some word Field codes in curly braces, 
e.g. { NEXT } ? Can you see any other fields, e.g. { MERGEFIELD something }? 
If not, then you need to insert the fields you want from the data source and 
"propagate labels".

When you merge, merge to a new document. You should get a new document with 
all the labels. You should be able to print that, or attach it. You should 
need to mess around with notepad.

I just have a feeling you may have forgotten something in your usual 
process. But yes, something could be corrupt, in which case I suggest you 
try the steps in the page at  http://www.**--****.com/ 
even though the title does not describe your issue precisely.

Alternatively, Graham Mayor's page at 
 http://www.**--****.com/ 
process: see where what you are doing differs from that.

-- 
Peter Jamieson
 http://www.**--****.com/ 











Re: mail merge won't print

Postby RWxpemFiZXRo » Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:33:01 GMT

have a Word document set up with merge codes, merging from an Excel file.
The trouble I am having is that when the Appt_Date and Appt_Time fields have
text other than a date and time or they are blank, the merge process is
filling in the merge fields with the current date and time of 12:00 AM.
How can I setup the merge codes to give a result of the text from the Excel
file or leave blank if there is no text?


Interviewer: Interviewer
Appointment Date: Appt_Date
January 7, 2008 Appointment Time: Appt_Time

First_NameSpouse_Name Client_Last_Name
Street
City, State Zip_Code



--
Elizabeth


"Peter Jamieson" wrote:


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