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Adding a field to new letter.template

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Adding a field to new letter.template

I defined a field called Formal Title (which is a drop-down list of Mr.., Ms, Profession, Herr etc) It is a custom field. It is in contact.


I renamed an existing layout; thereby creating a new one. In this new one I placed Formal Title as one of the entries (as a drop down that can be left blank, or can be added to)


How do I modify the existing Letter template to include this field. I am using MSword 2003 as the editor; and I can see all the codes.


I tried to copy one of the codes, {docvariable [actfield]tbl_contact.fullname \*mergeformat}

and substitute FormalTitle for (example above)fullname

and it does not work.

I even tried FormalTitle. Still nothing.

What one of my people likes to do is write an email or letter which begins (example): Dear Mr.. John Smith, or Dear Professor Smith.

thank you.