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Old 11-13-2014, 08:09 AM
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I have a problem with a document created with mail merge. I am able to merge several documents with each document starting with a numbered list starting at 1, but when I save and reopen the file, the second merged document continues with the next number. I.e. document 1 finishes with 5.1 and document two starts with 6.1 although it started with 1.1 before saving (as it should. Could someone help me? Is there a way to save the file so that the list formats are not updated when I open the file?
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The simplest solution would be to 'harden' the numbering in the mailmerge main document before executing the merge. You can do that with a simple macro:
Code:
Sub LockNumbers()
ActiveDocument.ConvertNumbersToText
End Sub
For PC macro installation & usage instructions, see: http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm
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