Blank Page Issues with Word Merge/Include Text/Section Breaks RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Word 2007 the main document is a complex merge word document with the possibility of 1 or 2 out of 3 different include text documents, with merges in them as well, printing with the document from an "if" statement.  For formatting purposes each "if" statement is seperated by a next page section break to accomodate different formatting.  When the criteria isn't met for 1 or 2 it prints a blank page in place of the include text.  How do we get rid of the blank pages?


    Monday, May 14, 2012 8:28 PM

All replies

  • You can include the page break in the IF statement:

    { IF condition "text-if-true ·········Page Break·········

    " "" }

    where ·········Page Break········· is a hard page break (Ctrl+Enter)

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar

    Monday, May 14, 2012 8:37 PM
  • An alternative to inserting the actual page break into the field code is to insert a QUOTE field coded as {QUOTE 12}. This will insert page breaks when the merge is executed.

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Monday, May 14, 2012 9:49 PM
  • check this link this may help


    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:19 PM
  • Unfortunately this didn't hold the include text format which is different than the main document format which is why I was using the section break.  I tried to insert a section break inside the "if" statement and that didn't help with the format issue either. 

    Any other ideas?

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:30 PM