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  • When the user run word merge on one of computers, she gets Invalid Merge Field as shown below. I try the same documents on other different machines. They work fine. How can I fix it?


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    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:36 PM

Answers

  • I fixed this problem to copy the source file to template. Please refer to this post for the details: Microsoft Word: Invalid Merge Field     

    Bob Lin, MCSE & CNE Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net How to Install and Configure Windows, VMware, Virtualization and Cisco on http://www.HowToNetworking.com

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:25 PM

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  • Hi chicagotech,

    >> When the user run word merge on one of computers, she gets Invalid Merge Field as shown below. I try the same documents on other different machines. They work fine. 

    Does this issue only occur to the particular document or the error pops up whenever this user attempts to using mail merge in Word?

    Generally, the Invalid Merge Field dialog box means there’s a mismatch between your data source and your main mail merge document. What if try replacing the invalid field with valid field from the data source and check the result:



    Besides, if this is not a file related issue, please check if the build number of both Office and Windows on this user's computer are different with the others'.

    Any findings, please post back at ease.

    Best regards,
    Yuki Sun

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    Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:20 AM
  • I fixed this problem to copy the source file to template. Please refer to this post for the details: Microsoft Word: Invalid Merge Field     

    Bob Lin, MCSE & CNE Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net How to Install and Configure Windows, VMware, Virtualization and Cisco on http://www.HowToNetworking.com

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:25 PM
  • Hi chicagotech,

    Great to see that the issue has been fixed and thanks for sharing the solution here.

    By the way, could you please help mark your reply above as answer then it will be easier for other community members who have a similar issue to find a useful one?

    Thanks for your understanding and support.

    Best regards,
    Yuki Sun


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped.

    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:28 AM