Inserting fields in Word for Outlook Contact data
Posted on 2006-11-29
I see lots of questions re Word and Outlook mail merging but none quite address my issue.
I want to insert Outlook Contact data into Word documents using fields so that if/when the data held in the Contact field changes, so does the Word document (when fields are updated). (This can be more or less achieved by using the Mail Merge Wizard but it is too cumbersone for one-off letters). To achieve this you first need to access the Contacts 'database' and I see that Word does this using an SQL query - I know nothing of SQL or JET engines).
Can you tell me how to write a macro to 'open' the Outlook Contacts (these are public contacts held on a MAPI email server) such that I can use the Mail Merge or Database toolbars to insert the fields I want?
This is a tough question but I am sure you are up to the challenge!