Prev: Always On TopNext: VB code From: Nenagh on 25 Mar 2010 19:26 Hi , I am doing a mail merge, on e for the fields is a weight which displays as ..425. When i do the merge this field displays as .4251111333300000 or similar. Cheers -- Nenagh From: Billy Liddel on 25 Mar 2010 19:41 That's binary arithmetic for you. If column E is a formula use the ROUND Fuction Say =ROUND(AVERAGE(B3:B6),3) If the data is imported use a helper column and Round the value in say, E2. =ROUND(E2,3) and use this column in the Merge. Alternatively, I seem to remember that you can format a Word Merge field but I can't remember how it is done. You should get an answer in the Word forums. HTH Peter "Nenagh" wrote: > Hi , > > I am doing a mail merge, on e for the fields is a weight which displays as > .425. When i do the merge this field displays as .4251111333300000 or > similar. > > Cheers > -- > Nenagh From: Gary Keramidas on 25 Mar 2010 20:00 if you're using a cell reference, you can try range("A1").text instead of range("A1").value -- Gary Keramidas Excel 2003 "Nenagh" wrote in message news:0F6DF077-AE2C-4BA8-8868-BE8BE221BDE4(a)microsoft.com...> Hi , > > I am doing a mail merge, on e for the fields is a weight which displays as > .425. When i do the merge this field displays as .4251111333300000 or > similar. > > Cheers > -- > Nenagh From: macropod on 25 Mar 2010 21:08 Hi Nenagh, To control number & currency formatting in Word, add a numeric picture switch to the mergefield. To do this: .. select the field; .. press Shift-F9 to reveal the field coding. It should look something like {MERGEFIELD MyData}; .. edit the field so that you get {MERGEFIELD MyData \# \$,0.00} (or whatever other numeric format you prefer - see below); .. position the cursor anywhere in this field and press F9 to update it; .. run your mailmerge. Note: The '\# \$,0.00' in the field is referred to as a numeric picture switch. Other possibilities include: .. \# 0 for rounded whole numbers .. \# ,0 for rounded whole numbers with a thousands separator .. \# ,0.00 for numbers accurate to two decimal places, with a thousands separator .. \# \$,0 for rounded whole dollars with a thousands separator .. \# "\$,0.00;(\$,0.00);'-'" for currency, with brackets around negative numbers and a hyphen for 0 values The precision of the displayed value is controlled by the '0.00'. You can use anything from '0' to '0.000000000000000'. If you use a final ';' in the formatting switch with nothing following, (eg \# "\$,0.00;(\$,0.00);") zero values will be suppressed. Note that this suppresses 0s resulting from empty fields and from fields containing 0s. -- Cheers macropod [Microsoft MVP - Word] "Nenagh" wrote in message news:0F6DF077-AE2C-4BA8-8868-BE8BE221BDE4(a)microsoft.com...> Hi , > > I am doing a mail merge, on e for the fields is a weight which displays as > .425. When i do the merge this field displays as .4251111333300000 or > similar. > > Cheers > -- > Nenagh From: macropod on 25 Mar 2010 21:08 Rounding won't necessarily resolve the issue for a mailmerge. -- Cheers macropod [Microsoft MVP - Word] "Billy Liddel" wrote in message news:7F0BE3B6-E029-4EDA-BEEA-D3F4EC012DFB(a)microsoft.com...> That's binary arithmetic for you. If column E is a formula use the ROUND > Fuction Say =ROUND(AVERAGE(B3:B6),3) > > If the data is imported use a helper column and Round the value in say, E2. > =ROUND(E2,3) and use this column in the Merge. Alternatively, I seem to > remember that you can format a Word Merge field but I can't remember how it > is done. You should get an answer in the Word forums. > > HTH > Peter > > "Nenagh" wrote: > >> Hi , >> >> I am doing a mail merge, on e for the fields is a weight which displays as >> .425. When i do the merge this field displays as .4251111333300000 or >> similar. >> >> Cheers >> -- >> Nenagh  |  Pages: 1 Prev: Always On TopNext: VB code