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

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This article was previously published under Q211763
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 documentbefore 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.
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Article ID: 211763 - Last Review: 01/23/2007 22:19:30 - Revision: 1.2

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