Office Software Thread, Word Field Code Fun in Technical; I'm currently messing around with Word filed codes in a mail merge and I've hit a but of a stumbling ...
2nd May 2011, 10:54 AM #1
Word Field Code Fun
I'm currently messing around with Word filed codes in a mail merge and I've hit a but of a stumbling block and I was wondering if anyone can help.
I need to manipulate the text such that only the first character is displayed for a record. For example if the data brought through was "EDUGEEK" The only data show would be "E".
In excel this would simply be LEFT(<Cell>,1) but I'm trying to work out how to do this in Word. It would also be usefull if anyoine knew of a way to use the Excel command "Find" to find a specific character in a text string, as well. I'm trying to avoid the extra step of flusing it through Excel which complicates things for the end user.
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