Solved

Put data into a better template

Posted on 2013-10-31
6
254 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-31
I can use the previously merged labels but would prefer to create a new mail merge based on this Avery template as opposed to what is built into Word.  Assistance in merging these better labels from Avery with column A in the attached spreadsheet is greatly appreciated.
Better-label-template.doc
Companies.xlsx
0
Comment
Question by:frugalmule
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
ID: 39615617
Not quite sure what the problem is.

1. Open the document with the table that matches the labels.

2. Click on Mailings/Start Mail Merge and choose Labels. Cancel the Label Options dialogue - you don't need to choose another labels layout table.

3. Use the Select Recipients button and navigate to the datasource workbook.

4. Use Insert MergeField to add the column (ALabel1) .

5. Use the Update Labels button to fill the other table cells.

The Main document is now designed, so you can Preview Results or Finish and Merge.
0
 

Author Comment

by:frugalmule
ID: 39615740
Good instructions, GrahamSkan.

It was not apparent at all that I needed to cancel the label options dialogue.

That got me part way.  I now end up with labels but need to shorten some of the names to get them to fit in the default Arial 8 font size with 3 rows.

When I go to correct them, it won't let me.  What am I doing wrong?
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 39615761
Hard to say. Is the worksheet protected?
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 39615765
Forgot that you posted the workbook. I'll have a look at it.
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 39615776
No it isn't protected. However you can only edit the first line in any cell in the Formula bar.

You have to enter Edit mode in the cell by double-clicking in the cell. You can then edit the text in the cell. Changing to another cell will turn edit mode off.
0
 

Author Comment

by:frugalmule
ID: 39615803
NO need.  I got it.

The litmus test for any piece of software should be, 'can grandma use it'.  I think not.  I've been in this business for years and mail merge is not one of Microsoft's finer moments.
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Preface: When I started this series, I used the term CommandBars because that is the Office Object class that it discusses. Unfortunately, when Microsoft introduced Office 2007, they replaced the standard Commandbar menus with "The Ribbon" and rem…
Do you use a spreadsheet like Microsoft's Excel?  Have you ever wanted to link out to a non excel file on your computer or network drive?  This is the way I found to do it!
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use longer labels with horizontal bar charts instead of the vertical column chart.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question