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Linking Access DB to contract in MSW

by jessethoe / September 27, 2012 6:23 AM PDT

I currently have a forum built in Access and would like to know if it is possible to have the data that I have entered automatically to a specific place in a Word document.
The Word document is a basic contract and I would like to be able to have the data entered into the forum to automatically transfer to the specific fields in the contract.
I am not sure if this is a possibility with the software. However, if it is I would appreciate any advise offered.

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Re: linking Access data to Word
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 27, 2012 6:33 AM PDT

That's called "mailmerge". You can link the fields in Access table as data source to a template in Word. I've often done that. The term "mail" dates from so long ago that it meant "printed lettter" or "printed label", not "email", but nowadays all three forms are supported by MS Word.

Pick your choice from (or whatever version of Word you have) to see how it works.


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Worked like a charm
by jessethoe / September 27, 2012 8:29 AM PDT

Thank you so much, I have been pulling my hair out over this for a bit too long. The pieces are dropping into place quite nicely now Happy


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(NT) Glad I could help. Thanks for telling.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 27, 2012 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Worked like a charm
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