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Old 10-15-2014, 05:45 PM
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Hi:
Many of our clients send out a personalised order form to their customers using mail merge to email, to complete by "replying" to the email.


The Order Form is on a separate page in the email when they receive. However, when they reply, the client has a page break within the order form and has to copy and paste into a new Word document to print out on one page. Is there a method to prevent this?? Any tips VERY gratefully received thank you!!
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To control the table placement, you really need to send it in an attachment. Simply embedding it in an email means you're at the mercy of how the client's email software processes it - including how it determines where page breaks occur (which often depends on their printer setup).
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Thanks Macropod - but you cannot include attachments as part of a mail merge to email, unless you use a macro - too complicated for most. Is there no other way?
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If you want the level of control you're after, you need to use an attachment, and that means using a macro. Running a macro such as the one at http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MailMerge/...ttachments.htm is no more difficult than Finishing a mailmerge.
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