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How to change fill order in merged document

Posted on 2014-09-08
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Hello,

I created a merged word document that creates a list of addresses in a form letter.  It's working fine, however the user now wants the addresses to be listed in alphabetical order down one column then continuing to the next column for a total of three columns.  The source of the data is from an access database query via a DSN.  I have been trying to figure out how to do this but I'm not sure if it is possible to change the fill order.  I've attached the current document where ther addresses are being printed left to right in alphabetical order.
Full-Tree-Service-List.docx
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Hi,

You could create a field in you query to be able to sort the data as you want

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I was not referring to the sort order, I was referring to the fill order.  The labels are being printed left to right in alphabetical order.  I want to print then top to bottom in alphabetical order
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by:SunBow
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Consider dividing ('break'-ing) the relevant area into Sections, 3 (vertical) sections. It appears that what you want is something more like index to document than multi-column table.
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I do not think that it is posible to change the fill order that's why I was recommending this workaround

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I found the solution and will post it
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Thanks for the help
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