That happens fot two reasons:
1. You have not actually executed the merge. You are just printing a
preview of the mailmerge main document. I would suggest that you select
Toolbars from the View menu and check the Mailmerge item. That will give
you a toolbar that contains all of the buttons that you need for the
complete mailmerge operation and on the right hand end of it are buttons for
executing the merge to each of the possible destinations - new document,
2. The reason that when you get the field codes when you print the
preview of the main document is because under Tools>Options>Print, the Field
Codes box is checked under the Include with Document section of the dialog.
You should uncheck that box.
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Hope this helps,
Doug Robbins - Word MVP