Approach for high volume merge documents

Discussion created by DanielShanahan on Mar 24, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2016 by DanielShanahan

I have a potential client that works with hundreds of government documents.  The documents are in MS Word and appear to be fairly simple.  By that, I mean they are mostly canned text with locations for merged text.


The forms will be printed, not used electronically as an email attachment.


I'm wondering how to approach this.  Should I:

1. Copy/paste the government documents into FileMaker layouts?

2. Keep them as Word documents and export the necessary data from FileMaker?


I think #1 would be easiest in terms of merging the data.  I'm curious what others in the community think.