Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing numeric and date formats in Word, part of Word 2016: Mail Merge in Depth.
- [Voiceover] The other issue we have…shows up with formatting,…and let me show you a different example.…I'm going to open a report in Word.…This is the Event Sales Report…also found in Chapter One in the exercise files,…and this is a report that is showing data…from one row of an Excel spreadsheet.…If you take a look at the Meeting Sales,…we would expect this to be formatted…with a dollar sign and a coma but it's not,…and we would expect to see some kind of a percentage here…that was something other than basically ridiculous.…
In the past one way to handle this…would be with Dynamic Data Exchange or DDE,…and I'm increasingly convinced that…that's not the good way to do it.…DDE is a method of retrieving data…out of a data source like Excel,…Access or another data source that retains the formatting,…but it's also old.…It's an old technology.…It was mostly replaced with a technology called OLE-DB…a decade ago,…so the longer we go the less…everything works smoothly with DDE,…so I want to show you an alternative to that.…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Choosing a data source
- Creating a new data source
- Using Mail Merge with Outlook contacts
- Mail merging data from an Excel spreadsheet
- Inserting address blocks, greetings, and other fields
- Matching fields from a data source
- Formatting numeric data and dates
- Creating personalized email messages
- Attaching Word documents to merged emails
- Creating envelopes, labels, and directories
- Using rules for customized merges: FILLIN, ASK, and IF…THEN…ELSE
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating Personalized Letters
2. Using Email Merge
3. Creating Envelopes, Labels, and Directories
4. Using Rules and Other Advanced Features
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