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Old 12-07-2014, 02:43 PM
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My job requires me to write a lot of reports in word. A lot of the information used to write these reports (names, date of birth, etc) are held in an online data base. I was wondering if a macro(s) could be used to extract details from the database in to word or if there is a more appropriate tool in word to do this.

Any ideas or tips would be much appreciated.

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What sort of 'on line database' and how many records are there to access? Word can get data from a variety of sources, but to know how to approach it, it helps to know what the starting point is.
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You might want to look at Mail Merge which is Word's simplest tool for inserting data into a document.
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