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I'm trying to export a contact database to word with the usual things like:

Name: Bob

Address: 123 main street

etc...

My problem is: How do I get a file into word that has the field name in front of the database content, so that every instance of the "Name" field actually says "Name" in front of the data "Bob", rather than just a file with "Bob, 123 main street"?

Am I going about this the correct way? My goal is just to get a formatted word file with the database contents.

Thanks for the help.

Paul

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you could put the data into excel first then "mail merge" into a catalog

e.g

Name: <<field1>>

Address: <<field2>>

(<<field1>> etc. are the Word merge fields.)

You could reuse the Word document and just change the data source (the excel file) with the mail merge helper.

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[ November 14, 2001: Message edited by: scratchmalogicalwax ]

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How many fields are you exporting?

I would suggest that you either setup a merge document in Word to insert the field names or you export a single field that is formatted as you want it. There is not a standard export format that will accomplish this.

All the standard ones will put all the field names in the first line and then each data record on a seperate line below that.

I have done this kind of thing in Word before, just look as what functionality the Merge document features provide.

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