Microsoft Word/Multiple gifts


I would like to merge a list of donors with gifts they gave during calendar year 2012.  Of course, the donors will have a different number of gifts donated.  The list of donors repeats customer number, name, contact info for each gift.  So the first donor could have 10 gifts, the second could have 1 gift and the next 15, etc.  

How would I set up the merge in Word 2010 so that I would pull over only the gifts from one donor and include each gift?

I suspect there may be neater ways of doing it but my method is in - which uses VBA to combine the gift entries, and a decreasing countif to give a column that can be filtered on for the merge.  This method has the advantage over any other method that the data doesn't need to be sorted first.

I hope this gives you what you need but do let me know if I can help further, or if this method isn't going to work for you.
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards

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