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How to email a mail merged word doc and mail merge the subject and the body of the email

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Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I'm mail merging a word doc with MS Access.  Then when I hit the "finish and send" button
I choose "send email messages."  Now I choose "attachment" and I can type in
the subject and hit OK.

Now this works but the body of the email is blank.  What if I want to
do this but mail merge the subject line and mail merge the body of
the email message to make it more personal?

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The following code should work for you.

I found it ages ago on the net so I cannot claim the rights to it but it certainly works

Dim EmObj As Outlook.MailItem
Dim MSObjOutlook As Outlook.Application

Set MSObjOutlook = New Outlook.Application
Set EmObj = MSObjOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem)

EmObj.To = Email address:
EmObj.Subject = Subject
EmObj.Body = ActiveDocument.Content
EmObj.ReadReceiptRequested = True:

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Thanks for the Reply.  Wow, what is that code?  Where does it go?
Can you give more details please?

It is VBA.
Have you not used it before.

Are you sending email form Word using an Access database or opening Word from Access and emailing that way?

I use Access and open Word and Outlook from Access, maybe not what you are looking for


Not familiar with VBA.  I'm opening word and using an Access db.
this is far more advanced than you are at present.

Good Luck


I do have a BS in computer science about 25 years ago.  I always wanted
to learn VBS but just don't have the time when trying to run my business.
I found a program called at 4tops.com and works fairly well but
cost $300.  Like to try to avoid paying that if I have to.
Anyway, thanks for your time!
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