Mail merge in Run Rev
jhurley0305 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 14 09:21:55 CDT 2008
This is a new area for me, but I'm sure it is a common task for many
I have a mail merge job for a local election.
I have generated all the data in RR for the letter, i.e. the label
and the greeting for the letter from the election data base. (This
greeting is a little complicated and that's where RR comes in. It is
necessary to construct a greeting for the household, a household
which may contain several people and some with different last names.
Anyway Rev is good at that part.)
Is there a convenient way to do the merging of this data with the
letter in RR or should I just export the data to File Maker and
construct the letter there?
In RR would you store the data and the text of the letter in
variables, putting them together to construct the text for the field
and then revprintfield in a repeat loop, one loop for each letter? Is
this very slow? I have a lot of letters to do.
And how can one deal with the formatting, for example center the
addressee's name and address at the top of the field, RR allows only
alignment for the entire field?
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