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Last Updated: November 14, 2022


When using the Word Merge command to start the Word Mail Merge wizard and choosing to link your data to an existing Microsoft Word document, you may receive an error that reads “The ShowMe command is not available in Word,” and the merge process will be aborted.

Screenshot of Mail Merge Wizard text: The ShowMe command is not available in Word.


This issue impacts Access 365, Access 2019 Consumer, and Access 2021 Consumer, Version 2210, Build 15726.20000, and subsequent builds.

The issue is fixed in all impacted channels, but you may need to close Microsoft Word to ensure that the update to fix the issue is applied.

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