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URGENT! Mail Merged Word Document - Cannot print current page or a range of pages

Posted on 2015-02-11
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Hi

I have a client that has a mail merge letter that is merged into a 3200+ page document.

I want to print a small range of letters within that mail merge.

Whenever I select current page or a range of pages, it starts to print the whole lot.

Why is it doing this?

Urgent help required.

Thanks!
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Question by:elmbrook
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by:Simon
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Not sure, but has happened to me too. Possibly down to printer driver issues. I say that because I seem to recall that I've had the problem when a particular MFD has been the current printer at the time, but not when an HP Laserjet was the current printer.
Is it an option to re-do the merge and only perform the merge on the required range of records? That's how I've got round it in the past, when I needed a quick resolution to get a job out.
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Hi Simon

Thanks for the very quick response.

I have been searching for about half an hour and didn't have a solution so I posted here.

About 10 minutes after posting I came across a post that explained that Word puts Mail Merged documents into sections.

To print a page range you need to type S2 - S5 for pages 2-5.

This has worked. My Mail Merge is a 2 page document so it actually printed out 8 pages (4x2)
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by:elmbrook
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BTW - I tired printing from multiple different machines to multiple different printers and it was all the same.
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by:Simon
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Cool. Glad you found a resolution ;)
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Found workable solution elsewhere.
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