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Old 08-25-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: California
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I needed help and I found it via you tube on mail merging from excel to word.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF63j3Ecocw

It worked perfect the first time then it did not work any more. What did I do wrong?
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:40 PM
 
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Did you close both programs between the tries or just change the source file?

What isn't working? Does it fail at some point in the middle of the process or at the end?

Have you checked that the source you are asking for has data in it that matches the data you are asking for? That was always my downfall.

Have you gone back to the one that worked and tried it again as a test?
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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The issue was in not saving the Excel spreadsheet, closing it, then starting fresh from a blank word document.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:16 AM
 
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Can you create a small Excel file from scratch and see what happens? I would think just a few lines would suffice. No copy/paste from the existing document.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:12 PM
 
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The issue was in not saving the Excel spreadsheet, closing it, then starting fresh from a blank word document.
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Can you create a small Excel file from scratch and see what happens? I would think just a few lines would suffice. No copy/paste from the existing document.

What I did after looking on you tube then trying their way then crying. I just copied and pasted 10-20 rows or cells or what ever they are called; because once I upload to the USPS BMU they will find duplicates

I have 211 to upload I need 200 minimum. So, not a lot of stuff to do, and I am making over all progress in marketing
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:17 PM
 
Location: California
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I am finally in the bulk mail system. I am popping a cork to celebrate. Yes I am an etard but I finally have crossed over from cave girl marketing to main stream marketing with bar codes on each address label.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:00 PM
 
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LOL. We've all gone through that initiation. Congratulations!
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: California
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If anyone else need this type of help I might be an semi new expert soon.

I finished my 3rd mail merge today. Heading to the Postmaster tomorrow to have the marketing brochures processed.
No more cut copy and paste to the Dymo, but will the Consumer embrace the bar code style address label?
This is my main concern moving forward, time will tell.

It seem strange, but I think that it can have an effect in my opinion. I will do a test, try the old labels off the word and see which way is more responsive to the consumer. I think the font size and style matters. The bar codes make the address smaller, harder for the recipient to read and feel good about his business name on a letter.
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