Adding a merge field to a text field...

Discussion created by hjgunn@mmedia.is on Jul 9, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 10, 2014 by hjgunn@mmedia.is

I'm adept at using merge fields in layouts so that's not a problem.


However I want to create form letters that are then selected placed in a text field and sent to a group of students etc.


Placing merge fields in a text field seems impossible.

Word can't connect to FM unless the Fileformat is FM 7

Neither can Excel


Or is there a version of office for mac and or windows that can connect to FM 13 server?




So it somehow seems the only method left is to write a script for each letter and using the setfield command to completely create the contents of the letter.

I really wonder if there isn't some simpler way to acchieve this?


Any ideas?