Error message: Cannot send catalog merge document directly to mail, fax, or printer

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When you attempt to merge a catalog mail merge main document to a printer, to electronic mail, or to electronic fax in Microsoft Word, the following error message appears:
You cannot send a catalog created by merging documents directly to mail, fax, or a printer.


The error message occurs because you must merge a catalog to a new document before you can print it or send it in e-mail.


To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Open the catalog main document.
  2. On the Mail Merge toolbar, click Merge to new document.
After the merge has completed to a new document, you can send the merged document to a printer, electronic mail, or electronic fax.


Article ID: 211763 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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