1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 20, 2012 11:36 AM by philmodjunk

    Can a text block with merge fields be exported to a text file?

    geezerhiker

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      Can a text block with merge fields be exported to a text file?

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      Suppose I have a form letter with merge fields. I know how to print the expanded letter or export it to pdf, but is there any way to export it into a plain text file or word processing document? (Perhaps with one letter per page, as was possible with good ol' AppleWorks.)

        • 1. Re: Can a text block with merge fields be exported to a text file?
          philmodjunk

          Use a calculation field that combines the form text and merge field text in the same fashion as your form letter layout. Then export the text from that calculation field.

          If you have this text in your form letter layout:

          Thank you for purchasing the <<ProductNameField>>. We hope you enjoy your purchase.

          A calculation field can produce the same results with: "Thank you for purchasing the " & ProductNameField & ". We hope you enjoy your purchase."