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Old 10-04-2010, 03:49 AM
Spartan300 Spartan300 is offline Overlapping text once mail merged Windows XP Overlapping text once mail merged Office 2007
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Hi,

Weird one here.

We mail merge to a saved document using word 2007 but the file is .doc

The merge performs fine, but when viewed in Word 2007, it overlaps text and the positioning is all over the place.

When then saved as a PDF or viewed in Word 2003, it displays perfectly.



Is there any reason why Word 2007 may do this? The mail merge document does include an image, but apart from that nothing out of the ordinary. No headers, no footers.

Any help very much appreciated!
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:04 AM
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Sorry,

I lie, it also has text boxes in. Didn't see them until I had properly view the document.

Sorry.

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Hi,

Weird one here.

We mail merge to a saved document using word 2007 but the file is .doc

The merge performs fine, but when viewed in Word 2007, it overlaps text and the positioning is all over the place.

When then saved as a PDF or viewed in Word 2003, it displays perfectly.

Is there any reason why Word 2007 may do this? The mail merge document does include an image, but apart from that nothing out of the ordinary. No headers, no footers.

Any help very much appreciated!
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:07 AM
Kimberly Kimberly is offline Overlapping text once mail merged Windows 7 Overlapping text once mail merged Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
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Try changing the default printer on the 2007 machine

Does it display badly on all computers using 2007, or just one or just some?
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:33 AM
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Hi Kimberley,

Thanks for the reply.

Changing the printer won't help I don't think, as it prints fine, just doesn't display correctly.

It happens to all users, but on the server using 2003, it looks fine.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:29 AM
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A couple of things I would try: if the vertical alignment of a section is set to justified, try changing that to center.
See what the linked template is... Developer tab > Document template. I'd backspace over it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:10 AM
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Hi Kimberely,

Thanks again for your response, really appreciate.

Afraid no luck on either of the suggestions, but thanks for them, I am at a dead loss!

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A couple of things I would try: if the vertical alignment of a section is set to justified, try changing that to center.
See what the linked template is... Developer tab > Document template. I'd backspace over it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:14 PM
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I set up a mail merge for photo id cards which include a photograph
however as soon as I insert the picture fields are moved around or completely disappear.
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