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Mail Merge Recipient List in Word 2010

Posted on 2010-11-17
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In Word 2003 when doing a mail merge, you were able to click "Edit Recipient List" and get a lovely form view.  However, when you do it in Word 2007/2010, you are taken to the list view only with no option to get into that form view.  The list view is cumbersome in that they have to widen each column and enlarge the dialog box each time because it won't stay that way.  Any suggestions?  Thanks
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I wonder why use Word when Excel can do a more straightforward job.
Here is something I supplied in answer to another question.
File attached.
'=============================================================================
'- EXCEL "MAIL MERGE" TO PRINT LETTERS
'- Extract data from Excel worksheet and put into letter set up on another sheet
'- Message box option to Print or Print Preview at the beginning
'- Brian Baulsom November 2010
'=============================================================================
Sub MAIL()
    Dim Customers As Worksheet
    Dim FromRow As Long
    Dim LastRow As Long
    Dim Letter As Worksheet
    Dim ToRow As Long
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Dim Company As String
    Dim Contact As String
    Dim Address1 As String
    Dim Address2 As String
    Dim rsp
    Dim PrintOrPreview As String
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    '- MESSAGE
    rsp = MsgBox("Do you wish to Print or just Preview" & vbCr _
        & "Yes       =  Print" & vbCr & "No        =  Print Preview" _
        & vbCr & "Cancel =  Exit", vbYesNoCancel)
    If rsp = vbCancel Then Exit Sub
    PrintOrPreview = IIf(rsp = vbYes, "PRINT", "PREVIEW")
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Set Customers = Worksheets("Customers")
    LastRow = Customers.Range("A65536").End(xlUp).Row
    Set Letter = Worksheets("Letter")
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    '- LOOP CUSTOMERS
    FromRow = 2
    With Customers
    While FromRow <= LastRow
        Application.StatusBar = " Row " & FromRow & " \ " & LastRow
        '---------------------------------------------------------------------
            Company = .Cells(FromRow, "A").Value
            Contact = .Cells(FromRow, "B").Value & " " & .Cells(FromRow, "C").Value
            Address1 = .Cells(FromRow, "D").Value
            Address2 = .Cells(FromRow, "E").Value & ", " _
                    & .Cells(FromRow, "F").Value & " " _
                    & .Cells(FromRow, "G").Value
        '---------------------------------------------------------------------
        '- LETTER : CUSTOMER ADDRESS
        Letter.Range("B2").Value = Contact
        Letter.Range("B3").Value = Company
        Letter.Range("B4").Value = Address1
        Letter.Range("B5").Value = Address2
        Letter.Range("B9").Value = "Dear " & Contact
        '----------------------------------------------------------------------
        '- LETTER : ORDERS
        ToRow = 16
        While .Cells(FromRow, "A").Value = Company And FromRow <= LastRow
            Letter.Cells(ToRow, "B").Value = Customers.Cells(FromRow, "L").Value
            Letter.Cells(ToRow, "C").Value = Customers.Cells(FromRow, "I").Value
            Letter.Cells(ToRow, "D").Value = Customers.Cells(FromRow, "j").Value
            Letter.Cells(ToRow, "e").Value = Customers.Cells(FromRow, "k").Value
            FromRow = FromRow + 1
            ToRow = ToRow + 1
        Wend
        '=====================================================================
        '- PRINT THE LETTER
        If PrintOrPreview = "PRINT" Then
            Letter.PrintOut
        Else
            Letter.PrintPreview
            rsp = MsgBox("Please click OK to see more or Cancel", vbOKCancel)
            If rsp = vbCancel Then Exit Sub
        End If
        '=====================================================================
    Wend
    End With
    '-------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MsgBox ("Done")
    Application.StatusBar = False
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
End Sub
'=============================================================================

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