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I am trying to mail merge an access database and everything works fine. Only i dont want to print the list, I want to save each recipiant individually so I can email the file with the info filled out instead of the fields.



So I started saving the individual filled out files but when I go to open the file it asks me where the database is even though the data is already filled out.

I want to be able to mail merge the info onto the file then save the files individually so someone else can open them with out the database prompt.

Now I found a fix to this by opening the saved file on its own and then resaving it with a different name as a word file again. This seems to get rid of the database prompt to fill in the fields again and makes it a single file filled out ready to email.

My problem is when I save these files during the mail merge as word files they still retain the database prompt until i go in each one, after i saved them through the mail merge, and resave them as word file again with a different name.

How can I only save them once during the mail merge? I am clicking save as and specifying the word document choice.

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Did you ever get an answer to this? It sounds like something I may have to deal with later on.
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The problem description suggests the OP was merely previewing the merge for each record from the mailmerge main document, then saving a copy of the preview without ever executing the mailmerge.

The normal process for generating individual files from a mailmerge entails executing the mailmerge then using a macro to split the output into separate files. Numerous such macros are available on the web. A more sophisticated approach is to drive the whole process from a macro that uses one or more fields from the data source as part of the output file names. Again, such macros can be found via a web search. See, for example: http://www.gmayor.com/individual_merge_letters.htm.
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