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(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
The INCLUDETEXT or DATABASE fields in a mail merge main document may update differently than expected.
For example, you may experience either of the following behaviors:
This issue may occur if you have applied any of the following Word updates:
To resolve this issue, edit the FieldCalcSecurityLevel registry value to modify the default behavior of the INCLUDETEXT or DATABASE field.
For information about how to edit the FieldCalcSecurityLevel registry value, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330079You can configure the FieldCalcSecurityLevel value as follows:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/330079/EN-US/ )WD: How the Behavior of the Word Fields Changes After You Install the Word Update
Mail merge main documents frequently contain mail merge fields embedded in INCLUDETEXT fields. These fields are used to change large parts of the form letter contents for each record. The following are examples of mail merge fields embedded in INCLUDETEXT fields:
For additional information about how to use the INCLUDETEXT field, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/299837/EN-US/ )WD2000: How to Merge a Single Data Source to Multiple Letters with IncludeText
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/212041/EN-US/ )WD: Using IncludeText and Link Fields with Word
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/211786/EN-US/ )WD2000: How to Use AutoText Entries to Merge a Single Data Source to Multiple Letters
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