I have set-up a Word 2007 mail merge of data stored in a Access 2007 DB that has been populated from a Excel 2007 spreadsheet. Several columns in the excel spreadsheet have a persistent formatting issue that makes the values in these columns appear as scientific notation on the mail merge. I have tried reformatting the spreadsheet to text, tried pasting just values into a new sheet and I have saved the spreadsheet as tab delimited text file and then imported into Access but the numerical formatting persists in the access db and then onto the mail merge. Some cells in these columns have text which is not imported into access with the numerical data. It is quite unusual since other columns containing similar data behave normally as import text. I have also tried field switching on the mail merge end but there is such variance in the numbers that the formatting looks strange (26.00000 vs 0.00045). Will I need a complicated field switch using IF statements to determine what decimal place I need to format to and then display that number of digits?