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Hey,
I was wondering if it would be possible to use the data from a merge field inside of a macro to change the datapath that the doc would be saved in. I'm working on a macro for my office, that merges patient info into a letter, but I was wondering if I can use the data from these fields in a macro to save the file under the name of the patient.
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If this is a mail merge then you might be better using -
http://www.gmayor.com/individual_merge_letters.htm.
or
http://www.gmayor.com/MergeAndSplit.htm

either of which will split a mail merge using data from merge field(s) in the document to name the individual letters.

If you are creating single letters using merge data then there are probably better ways to do so than to use mail merge.
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See Send Mailmerge Output to Individual Files in the Mailmerge Tips and Tricks 'Sticky' thread at the top of this forum:
https://www.msofficeforums.com/mail-...ps-tricks.html
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Code:
Sub Image_Folder()
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ImageFolder = _
ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.DataFields("ImageFolder").Value

FL = Left(ImageFolder, 1)

FName = _
ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.DataFields("FName").Value

LName = _
ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.DataFields("LName").Value

File = LName & ", " & FName

NewPath = "Y:\OpenDentImages\" & FL & "\" & ImageFolder & "\"

Dim n As Integer
    Dim FilePath As String
    n = 0
    Do
        FilePath = "Y:\OpenDentImages\" & FL & "\" & ImageFolder & "\" & File & IIf(n = 0, "", n) & ".doc"
        n = n + 1
    Loop Until Dir(FilePath) = ""

ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 FilePath, FileFormat:=wdFormatPDF

ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 FilePath, FileFormat:=wdFormatDocumentDefault



End Sub
this is my code so far.
But it only seems to work on the actual template, but not after the data has been merged. Is it possible to maybe reference the template for the data instead of the ActiveDocument?
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You should study the code in the links you've been given.
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