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    Gary Sewell
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    Default Letters

    Presently, I merge with many Word templates.
    Is there an easy way to import a Word.doc into the letters function without rekeying and inserting fields ?

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    Default RE: Letters

    To the best of my knowledge you can't import word docs into a letter format in alpha. But, you can copy all the text from a word doc and paste it into a text box on a report/letter. Then copy the text from the text box and paste it into a rich text box for better formatting capabilities. Try that.

    Dave

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    Default RE: Letters

    Thanks for your input. Presently I have 20 word templates that are about 25 pages long consisting of approx 50 fields propagated about 200 times that represent 7 different components within the 25 pages, ie equipment configurations, client instructions,test parameters etc.
    For now I think I'll stick with the mail merge solution.
    Thank-you for your input.

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    Default RE: Letters

    Gary,
    Just one a week would do the trick. Chances are that if you put this information into a database, it would greatly reduce the time you spend on your mailings, etc. It's worth chipping away at. Good luck!

    Wanda

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