How can I concatenate a space to a mail merge field in Word?


  • The space should be part of the field
  • The space should be omitted if the field is empty

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You are looking for '\f' switch:


Specifies the text to be inserted following the MergeField field if the field is not blank.

and the example:

{ MERGEFIELD CoutesyTitle \f " " }{ MERGEFIELD FirstName \f " " }{ MERGEFIELD LastName }

Results in the following:

  • If all fields are present: Ms. Mindy Martin

  • If FirstName is missing from the data source: Ms. Martin

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