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When you try to open a text file to perform a mail merge in your Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) program that you developed in Microsoft Word, you may receive a prompt to select a text encoding format.
This behavior occurs because the plain text file format cannot contain text encoding.
To resolve this behavior, you must use a Microsoft Word file as a document file ( a .doc file) to store your data for the mail merge program.
To save an existing text file in Word format, open the text file in Word, and then use the Save As command to save it as a document file. To do this, follow these steps:
Article ID: 870699 - Last Review: December 19, 2006 - Revision: 2.2
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