Mail Merge Text Problems in Word 2007
Posted on 2008-06-24
I am doing a mail merge in word that I originally did in Office 2003. The datasource is just an html file that contains a table of data.
The problem we had in 2003 was that if one table row had a large string of data and others were short the large string of data would get cut off around 255 characters.
I found that this was a problem with mail merge and that all data must be above 255 for it not to get cut off. To solve this we just added some " " into our table row for the short pieces of data and that fixed the problem.
The issue I'm having now is that in 2007 the cut off problem still exists but no longer creates a blank space, it actually shows the text. So Office 2007 is not properly formatting this html.
Does anyone know how to fix this, or another solution for the cropping text issue that happens with mail merge?