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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Raleigh, NC

    Unanswered: Access Report vs. Word Mail Merge

    Which of the two is the preferred method to print invoices from an Access database? I'm sure there are pros and cons to each, but which of the two is the generally accepted method?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Propably just depends on what you are doing at the time. If you are already in your database then the report is quick and easy otherwise you'll have to go through the hassle of opening the merge again.

    In terms of the difference within the actual report I guess the fact that Access gives the ability to shrink and expand fields to supress blank values which could look confusing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Dallas, TX

    Precisely as christyxo said. Sending it over to Word is good IF you really need some good fancy facelift done to the output as you can design very creative forms in Word as opposed to Access. But, as stated it's very easy to just use Access, since you're already in it. However, I think if you have set up your MailMerge document once, you can go back to it in Word alone and when it opens click on the Merge now button. It should give you the option of altering the data you pull in from there.
    Just a matter of choice (and labor)

    have a nice one,

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