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Old 04-23-2012, 06:44 PM
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I am using Word Mail Merge in Office 2010 to produce a report from an Excel Source. The source spreadsheet contains a list of pieces of music with columns for Composer, Work and Performer plus other stuff.

I print Composer as a heading and then list all works by that composer. This works fine but I would like to repeat the composer at the top of a page when the entries for one composer run over to another page. I do not want to start each composer on a new page but display something like 'Beethoven (Continued)' at the top of a page when necessary.

I'm happy with the conditional statement I need to set up but how do I detect new page? The only variable that I have found is {Page} which I thought I could monitor but it does not seem to get updated. If I print {Page} with each record as a test it always shows '2'. I have a front page which gets printed when MERGESEQ = 1 so I guess that is why {Page} starts at two but why doesn't it increment?)

Any ideas how I can check for new page?

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:23 PM
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Consider adding page break before formatting to your composer heading. Then use a StyleRef field in a header to display this at the top of the page.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:43 PM
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Thanks, Charles but I don't think that will do what I want. I don't want to always start each composer on a new page, I just want to put in a reminder header when the entries for one composer roll over to a new page.
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Hi Tim, Did you find a solution to this problem ?

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:31 AM
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Hi moemax

No I did not find a solution to this problem although I still keep trying things, nothing seems to work.

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Thanks for your quick response ....
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The StyleRef field will do as the OP wants, though not with the '(Continued)' annotation. Simply apply a specific Style to the mergefield containing the composer name, and insert a StyleRef field referencing that Style into the header.
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