Office & Productivity Software forum

General discussion

Linking Word Mailing with Excel

by Insclarecido / February 20, 2008 2:57 AM PST

Description: i have a word file with a mailing list and fields inserted into the document. I can move up and down the mailing, what causes the fields to change accordingly.

I also have a excel file with a value in each line that corresponds to each person in the mailing.

What i want is to while in word and cycling the mailing, for each name that show?s up, the value from the corresponding excel line is showed.

I have used linked fields to show the contents of one cell in the word document, but it?s always the same.

Maybe it?s possible by placing a field in the mailing with the corresponding excel line number, so that it updates the cell from wich it is getting the values.

Any Ideas?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Linking Word Mailing with Excel
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Linking Word Mailing with Excel
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
May I suggest ...
by Kees Bakker / February 20, 2008 4:34 AM PST

you merge the data in your (untold) data source and the spreadsheet BEFORE you do a mailmerge with Word, and NOT afterwards.


Collapse -
to: May I suggest ...
by Insclarecido / February 20, 2008 4:44 AM PST
In reply to: May I suggest ...

do you mean i can use the mailing in the excel file?

i didn?t think that was even possible...

can you give me some more pointers? tks

Collapse -
You can use ...
by Kees Bakker / February 20, 2008 5:57 AM PST
In reply to: to: May I suggest ...
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.