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Print Merge Data Instruction Error Message

PSS ID Number: Q38572 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for MS-DOS versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0


In Word version 6.0, the error message:

Error in Data Instruction

indicates an error in the Data Instruction. The <> must the first text in the Print Merge.

In Word versions 4.0, 5.0 and 5.5 the error message:

DATA after SET or ASK

indicates that a Print Merge does not permit a DATA instruction after a SET or an ASK instruction.

Do the following:

  1. Press ESC to cancel Print Merge.
  2. Move the DATA instruction above any SET or ASK instructions.

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