I would verify that the field name has data in it. If you place the field on the layout does it display? If it is not in the current table or related table and is not a global field then it would not display. Note Global field are also global to the user on a network.
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, there is data in the table - if I place "name" as a Field (as opposed to a Merge Field) it shows properly.
Posted as an issue.
Two possibilities come to mind:
a) the field name isn't exactly "name" but is something else such as "name " (space after the e)
b) The field is not from the table specified in Layout Setup | Show Records From and thus needs to be put on the layout like this:
You might use the Insert menu to add this field as a merge field and see what you get.
PS. there's not much reason to add a field as a merge field unless you plan on merging it with layout text or data from other fields into a single smoothly flowing block of text. If you just need the field to be read-only, you can add it as a regular field and use the inspector to deny browse mode access to the field.
Long time no see. I have tried the Insert Menu - same result. And - of course - I want to merge the field with another text.
Again, thanks for your answer. If I cannot find a solution by the Friday... nightshift.