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Why doesn't mail merge in Pages reflect changes made to the numbers source document?

340 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2011 11:51 AM by Jerrold Green1 RSS
MacDenney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 16, 2011 2:45 PM

When using mail merge in a Pages envelope document, changes made to its Numbers address source document are not reflected.  I have to create a whole new Pages envelope document and choose the Numbers address source document merge fields all over again.

I never had any trouble doing this with Word and Exell!  

What am I doing wrong?

intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 500 gig HD, 4 gig RAM, superdrive
  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)

    Save your 'envelope document' as a template, then use the template each time you need an updated set of merged documents.

     

    Merge is a scripted process, and not a 'live' connection between the Pages document and the Numbers or Address Book data source.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,260 points)

    Denney,

     

    Mail Merge from Numbers works just as you are trying to use it.

     

    You create a Numbers document with the proper layout for merging.

    Enter the data in teh numbers document and Save it.

    You create a Pages Document to merge into and create the links to the Numbers document.

    You Edit > Mail Merge in Pages.

     

    To merge again from the Numbers document, make the necessary edits, Save the Numbers document and do the mail merge again in the Pages document that you created for that purpose. The only problem that normally arises is that we forget to Save the Numbers document after editing.

     

    Jerry

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