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Drive Mail Merge from excel Macros (using Embedded Docx Templates)

Last Modified: 2013-05-15
I have an idea for a productivity aid which involves embedding Word (2010) Documents into Excel (2010), then behind a macro button the macro chooses the relevant Word Template and proceeds to populate it with data.

Basically I want to drive Word’s “mail merge” from Excel  so that the correct Word templates are retained in a single Excel workbook for distribution.

Is this possible?

Can someone point me to (or provide) a sample macro that will grab an embedded document, then start a “mail merge” using that document as the format template.

Conceptual only Excel workbook attached. Assuming what I’m after is possible I’m not after a fully developed macro, just a stub to show how I would get started.

ps: I’ve not used VBA for a long while, but it’ll come back to me I’m assuming :)
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