Without Office installed, you will need to write, from scratch, all the
mailmerge functionality. First, the ability to store and retrieve names,
addresses and any other data you want in the document. Second, a
rudimentary word processor to take input if that's something you want to
allow the user to do. Without purchasing any third-party controls, this
would be a very large effort. You would be better off having Office
installed and simply automating Word.
There are, however, third-party word-processing controls that might expose
mailmerge capability, although I don't know of one offhand. Hope this helps!
Steven Bras, MCSD
Microsoft Developer Support/Visual Basic WebData
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