Posts by TrudyMcD

    Re: Word found no merge fields in your main document.

    :thanx: Well, I don't know who to thank, but you were right. I was unfamiliar with the difference in ways merge fields were selected when merging to created different projects.

    I am still curious about the options of data sources presented for opening but will address that in a second post. Meanwhile, thank you very much.

    Re: Word found no merge fields in your main document.

    That is the usual case, but as soon as I click on the datasource, instead of the dropdown menu, I get the error message which, ultimately leaves me in the blank document without asscess to the names of the fields in Excel I need to enter to create the merge document. I'm just shut out of the merge process, essentially.

    I have been having good luck with mail merge but have suddenly encountered problem merging Excel data into a word document. All goes well until I elect Entire worksheet. It is at this point, an error? window opens with this message: Word found no merge fields in your main document. Choose the edit main Document butto to insert merge fields into your main document

    As this may be more a Word problem, I will post in both areas. Here is additional information. I have Office 2000 and XP. Recently working with this same database I created a phone directory. It turns out the data was old and I have tried to simultaneoulsly make corrections in the merged document and database.

    For another product, I have inserted other columns in the database.

    On the Excel workseet in the left hand corner there is a window that generally displays the cell location. If I click on the arrow, I get options for Mail_list1, Print_Area (the one thing I believe I may have created), and Print_Titles.

    However, when I am in word>Mail Merge>select datasource, these are the options supplied. Entire Spreadsheet; _filterDatabase; Mailing_list; Print Area;

    I have gone through old merge files and deleted them, deleted onld templates. The only other unusual thing that I did recently was try to do mail merge in Publisher, but it was not set up to to do querys for filter or sort, nor was there anything for Next Record. It would produce the first record multiple times and nothing more, yet after deleting these pages, when I opened the file it kept trying to locate the merge data. I copied the mages produced before the merge attempt and pasted them into a new publisher document and saved it and deleted the original.

    I don't know what the source of the problem is or how to fix it. I was able to do a merge creating mail labels without any problems. And previously, I had selected catalogue and it had worked fine. It is a phone directory which is being created via mail merge> catalogue. :?

    Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. And I hope I am not creating a faux pax posting this in several areas and forums, but I'm up against a deadline and desparate. Thank you, Trudy McDaniel