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need help with mail merge code

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Hello,

I've been tweaking the code below to mail merge from Access 2000 to a
Word doc.

Two issues have come up.
1. The Code does not allow null values in any of the fields. Could
someone suggest what code to use so the function doesn't get hung up
on one or more fields? Please be specific- I know just enough about
vba to be dangerous to myself!

2.Data is merged with a .dot template file. When the data is merged, I
want the data to be merged with a new .doc, so that users don't
accidently save changes to the template. As it is now, the data is
merged into the .dot file. Can anyone help on this?

Thanks in advance,

Lee

Option Compare Database

Public Function CreateWordLetter(strDocPath As String)

'if no path is passed to function, exit - no further
'need to do anything

If IsNull(strDocPath) Or strDocPath = "" Then
Exit Function
End If

Dim dbs As Database
Dim objWord As Object
Set dbs = CurrentDb

'create reference to Word Object

Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")

'Word Object is created
With objWord
.Visible = True
.Documents.Open (strDocPath)

'move to each bookmark, and insert text.
.activedocument.Bookmarks("FirstLastName").Select
.Selection.Text = (CStr(Forms![frmmergeIFSP]![Name]))

.activedocument.Bookmarks("ParentsGuardian").Selec t
.Selection.Text =
(CStr(Forms![frmmergeIFSP]![ParentsGuardian]))

.activedocument.Bookmarks("ChildSSN").Select
.Selection.Text = (CStr(Forms![frmmergeIFSP]![childssn1]))

End With
'release all objects

Set dbs = Nothing
End Function
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On 19 Apr 2004 07:40:04 -0700, le********@yahoo.com (Lee Rouse) wrote:
Hello,

I've been tweaking the code below to mail merge from Access 2000 to a
Word doc.

Two issues have come up.
1. The Code does not allow null values in any of the fields. Could
someone suggest what code to use so the function doesn't get hung up
on one or more fields? Please be specific- I know just enough about
vba to be dangerous to myself!
Asked and answered in another thread. Use the Nz() function.

2.Data is merged with a .dot template file. When the data is merged, I
want the data to be merged with a new .doc, so that users don't
accidently save changes to the template. As it is now, the data is
merged into the .dot file. Can anyone help on this?

Thanks in advance,

Lee

Option Compare Database

Public Function CreateWordLetter(strDocPath As String)

'if no path is passed to function, exit - no further
'need to do anything

If IsNull(strDocPath) Or strDocPath = "" Then
Exit Function
End If

Dim dbs As Database
Dim objWord As Object
Set dbs = CurrentDb

'create reference to Word Object

Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")

'Word Object is created
With objWord
.Visible = True
.Documents.Open (strDocPath)
You want this line to be:

..Documents.Add Template:=strDocPath

mike

'move to each bookmark, and insert text.
.activedocument.Bookmarks("FirstLastName").Select
.Selection.Text = (CStr(Forms![frmmergeIFSP]![Name]))

.activedocument.Bookmarks("ParentsGuardian").Selec t
.Selection.Text =
(CStr(Forms![frmmergeIFSP]![ParentsGuardian]))

.activedocument.Bookmarks("ChildSSN").Select
.Selection.Text = (CStr(Forms![frmmergeIFSP]![childssn1]))

End With
'release all objects

Set dbs = Nothing
End Function


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