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Range printing from MS Word Merge Doc

I am having problems printing just a range of pages from a Word 2000 merged document., EG printing 5-8 from a 15 page doc - current page and full doc will print.

Any help please


Dave Cooper

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The simple workaround.

In reply to: Range printing from MS Word Merge Doc

Since you only need 4 pages, go to page 5 and print that page. Then page 6, print etc.

It's only 4 times so you can get it done and move on.


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In reply to: The simple workaround.

Thanks - that's exactly how I got around it this time but there are instances when I want to do it maybe 7 or 8 times from a doc with maybe 6 pages at a time!

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All Page 1

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I have always had a problem with this. When doing a merge Word makes all of the pages Page 1. If you have to do this on a regular basis, have you tried filtering the merge so you only get the pages you need?

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Never had this problem ...

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as far as I remember, when merging to a new document, then printing the new document. And if there's a problem, it should be circumvented by saving this new document, then reopening it. It surely is a normal document then.


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Just tried it

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The solution here was to us the section printing option that another user noted. If you just try to print page 1, you get all of the pages because they are all page 1. When merging Word automatically puts in section breaks. In my test I had 11 names. After the merge I had 11 pages in 1 document, but there were 11 sections with 11 page 1. If you tell Word to print page 1, you get all 11.

I didn't go back to see who had posted the solution, or the link to the solution, but word allows you to specify specific sections, and this will get the job done.

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re: mail merge

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I tried it also at home, and I must admit that either I remembered it wrong, or another version of Word did it differently. In a few weeks I'll be able to try it again where I did it originally (in a production-like environment).

All sections generated have the property to start at page 1, indeed. It doesn't seem logical, but it's the way it works. I didn't know the section-page-syntax for selecting page-numbers, but it's a nice feature.

The alternative I noted: when doing the mail-merge you pass a screen where you can choose between whole file or record number from/to. If each record becomes a page, this is the obvious place to select page from/to to print. But it is rather clumsy.

Thanks for your comment.


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