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By TylerD ·
How can I go about entering more than 255 characters in a mail merge field? If I need a whole paragraph to appear depending on who is receiving the form letter, the 255 character limit is not enough. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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by Duong beo In reply to Bypassing 255 character l ...

Instead of putting everything in 1 field, you can break it into several fields. Words supports no type of data which has the length excess 255 characters.

Good luck,

Duong beo

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by joncr In reply to Bypassing 255 character l ...

This is impossible i'm afraid.
Fields should be used for one-line entry in the perfect world as have been designed as such. I would advise splitting the field into many different fields but this will depend on the contents. I think you may need to look at the bigger picture and think of a way to store the information.

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by joncr In reply to Bypassing 255 character l ...

Be aware that with AO97pr you can use this without a licence for this one recovery but you can't add it to your toolkit as the free download will expire after 30 days.

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by Jan D In reply to Bypassing 255 character l ...

You could store your information in an excel spreadsheet, database or the data file for the mail merge, and merge accordingly using the query facility in Word. This also makes it easier to manage what is merged as you can change the information in more sophisticated ways eg. different sentences rather than just a whole paragraph. You may also merge in a different way - if you have such a big paragraph, why not make this another form letter and choose your mailshot recipients more carefully ie only select those that need this paragraph from a database.

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