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Hello,

I have a question. I am wanting to take two word documents, and merge them into one document. However, when I do this one ends up overwriting the other and I don't wnat it to do that (meaning, if on one spreadsheet there's a blank space is box A, but on the second there's something in box A, it ends up getting overwrited and vice versa). Is there a way to merge without this happening?
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If by "spreadsheet" you meant "table", unfortunately Word's compare and merge feature does not handle tables very well.
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The problem is when I merge them they end up overwriting each other (if something is filled out on one, but not one other, it ends up erasing it)
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Do you mean that the documents are protected for filling in a form and that you want to merge the form field input?
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MergedNo. I have two word documents. One has some info filled in, and the other has info filled in. I want to take the two documents, and merge them together. However, I don't want the information in one to delete the other and vice versa.

I have attached a screenshot to show you what I want to do.
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Can you post a screenshot of what the two docs look like and what they look like after they are merged?
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The documents are attached. Here's the screenshot:Screen shot of comparisona.docx
b.docx
c.docx
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Unfortunately, I cannot run macros directly from an XLA file in Excel 2007. However, when I copied your macros into a macro-enabled file in my XLSTART directory they showed up in my macros list.

Perhaps your XLA file is corrupted. Try copying the macros into a fresh file and saving it. If that doesn't work, I'm out of ideas.
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May I ask what version of Word you are using?  I just tried to merge the two docs in Word 2003 and worked fine.
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Please ignore my most recent post... posted to the wrong question.
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Never found a way to merge the documents together. The user had to create a new document and just copy and paste what he needed into the new document.
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Didn't find a way to merge the documents together.
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