WD: How Print Merge Fields Convert Between MacWord and WinWord

ID: q95193

The information in this article applies to:


Word for the Macintosh documents that contain print merge fields may not be correctly converted to the Microsoft Word for Windows file format unless the following conditions exist:

1. The Windows Win.ini file contains the following entry:


For more information on setting the ConvertMerge option in Word versions 6.0 and later, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q172498
   TITLE     : WD: Information About the EditConversionOptions Macro

2. The Word for the Macintosh document is saved in Normal format.

3. The Word for the Macintosh file converter is installed in Word for



Merge field information in a Word for Windows document can be viewed as follows.

Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 7.0, and 97

1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

2. Select the View tab.

3. Click to select the Field Codes check box, and click OK.

Word for Windows 2.0

On the View menu, click Field Codes.

Word for Windows 1.x

1. On the Edit menu, click Preferences.

2. In the Preferences dialog box, select Field Codes.

The following fields, commonly used in print merge main documents, convert successfully from Word for the Macintosh to Word for Windows file format:


Other Word for Windows Print Merge Considerations

Keywords          : kbinterop kbualink97 word8 winword macword word7 word95 
Version           : WINDOWS: 1.x, 2.x, 6.x, 7.x, 97; MACINTOSH 5.0, 5.1
Platform          : MACINTOSH WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbinfo

Last Reviewed: November 10, 1998