MailMergeField Object (Word)

Published: July 16, 2012

Represents a single mail merge field in a document. The MailMergeDataField object is a member of the MailMergeDataFields collection. The MailMergeDataFields collection includes all the mail merge related fields in a document.

Use Fields(Index), where Index is the index number, to return a single MailMergeField object. The following example displays the field code of the first mail merge field in the active document.

MsgBox ActiveDocument.MailMerge.Fields(1).Code

Use the Add method to add a merge field to the MailMergeFields collection. The following example replaces the selection with a MiddleInitial merge field.

ActiveDocument.MailMerge.Fields.Add Range:=Selection.Range, _ 
 Name:="MiddleInitial"

The MailMergeFields collection has additional methods, such as AddAsk and AddFillIn, for adding fields related to a mail merge operation.

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