Using Word 2008 for Mac to Create a Mail Merge

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lwcaputo, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. lwcaputo macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    #1
    I am having problems creating a mail merge. I have an Excel spreadsheet (Excel 2008 for Mac) and am trying to create a directory of names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. in a Word 2008 for Mac document. When I do the merge, it only puts the info from the first record on the first page. I want to have several records on one page in a two-column format.

    Suggestions?

    PS...I have added the «Next Record» field, but it doesn't work.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando
    #2
    I've had the same issue before. What I had to do was take half the records, move them into new columns in the Excel spreadsheet, and then rename those columns to "First Name 2", "Last Name 2", etc. Not the greatest solution, but it worked.

    jW
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #3
    If added correctly, then it should work. How and where did you add the «Next Record» fiield?
     
  4. lwcaputo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    #4
    I added the "next record" field to the labels following the first label.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #5
    Try it at the start of the second label.
     

Share This Page