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Have been going through a few tutorials and seem to be finding a lot of good information but nothing which really matches what I am intending to do.

I have a spreadsheet with data about films. It includes the name of the film, the rating, the duration, a brief summary and also the genre of the film. I am hoping to put this information into an easy to read document for my father so it can be printed and he can read it as a 'brochure' type catalogue and choose whatever film he wants to watch.

Ideally the entries in the Word document will be tabular and standardised so that he becomes familiar with the layout.

Can anyone give me any pointers on how to get started?



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If you can put all the data for a film in a single row Word table (perhaps in landscape mode), you should be able to use http://www.gmayor.com/ManyToOne.htm to create a report with a table that contains the records one to a line. You will probably have to add a key field to your data to ensure that the records all go in the one table (see the example that comes with that add-in).

Another ploy that does not entail any addition to your data is to run a Directory merge with your data to a new document then add the common text to beginning and end. A directory merge repeats everything you put on the page for each record, and immediately following the last.
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