Corel WordPerfect - Convert An Existing WordPerfect Table Into a Merge Data Source (8/9/10)


Do you have data in a table that would make a great merge data source? Don't retype all that data and add the data source field codes. Let WordPerfect quickly convert it for you. To do so, click anywhere in the table and choose Edit | Select | Select Table (Edit | Select | Table in version 8). Then, press [Delete] to open the Delete Table dialog box. If you're using version 8 or 9, and the table has column headings in the first row, select the Convert Contents To Merge Data File (Use Text In First Row As Field Names) option button. If the first row contains data, select the Convert Contents To Merge Data File option button. Now, click OK. If you're using version 10, select the Convert Table Contents option button in the Delete Table dialog box and click OK. Then, select the Convert Text To Merge Data File (.dat) option button. If the first row of your table contains column headings, select the Use Text In First Row As Field Names check box and click OK. When you do, the data from the table is now in the merge data source format with the ENDFIELD and ENDRECORD codes already in place. Save this file with a new name and the extension .dat and you can start to use this data with your mail merges.

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