IntroducingWordMerge LiteFor Sesame Database ManagerTM and Microsoft WordTM
"WordMerge Lite is really pleasant to use." —Eugene
"Worked perfectly. Thank you for a great product as well as great
support." —Greg M.
"You've done it again — WordMerge Lite is a great piece of work,
and so is your documentation on it." —Jon M.
I used it and it worked like a charm. —Cliff S.
Just spent the weekend incorporating WordMerge Lite
into all our Sesame
applications. It's going to make my life so much easier!...[more] —Don N.
What exactly does
WordMerge Lite do? It enables you to merge-print your Sesame data with letters and
documents you create in your Windows word processor. Sample Word merge document.
How many databases or forms can I use
WordMerge Lite with? As many as you want. You can add it to any form in any
How many computers can I use
WordMerge Lite on? As many as you like. Licenses are not required.
What about the Q&A for DOS merge
documents I already have? Use Write / Utilities / Export a Document / Document ASCII
then open the
document in Word. Some clean-up may be required (including reapplying fonts
enhancements) but the text, merge fields and general formatting should be
What do I need to use WordMerge
• Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP
• Microsoft Word 2000 or later
• Sesame Database Manager 1.1.3 or later How long does it take to set up WordMerge Lite? About 10 minutes for a person of moderate computer skills.
Can I get free support if I have any
questions? Yes — toll-free at 800-780-5474 (US/Canada), 949-722-9127
outside the US.
Success has been reported using WordMerge Lite in Windows 98 with Word 2000 or Open
Office's word processor, and with WordPerfect Office X3 when printing merged documents in
WordMerge Lite in a Nutshell
WordMerge Lite for Sesame gives you an
easy way to merge the data
in your databases with merge documents you create in Microsoft Word.
You can merge print just one record at a time or as many as you like.
With WordMerge Lite you can be merge
printing in 10 minutes! The setup is easy and there's no programming to write
In Microsoft Word (or Open Office or
WordPerfect X3): Create your merge letter, adding your merge fields using tags like
(substitute your own database's field names) show
In Sesame: 1. Open your database form in Sesame Designer and add a Merge Print
button to it.
2. Paste in the WordMerge Lite program then save the layout and Reconcile.
You can now merge print to your new merge
Click your new Merge Print button.
Select the merge document from
WordMerge Lite's pick-list.
Choose to merge print just the displayed
record or all retrieved records.
WordMerge Lite offers various options
you can try out if needed.
Everything you need is supplied in the WordMerge Lite package.
You simply add your own merge documents.
The complete WordMerge Litepackage includes...
A SETUP file containing the easy
WordMerge Lite setup instructions.
A PROGRAM.TXT file containing the
WordMerge Lite program that works with any Sesame database.
A sample Sesame application with
WordMerge Lite enabled, along with a sample Word merge document, so you can see how
easy it is to use before adding it to your own databases.
How to get
WordMerge Lite* A download file containing the complete WordMerge Lite program (items 1-3
above) is included with the February 2006 issue of Inside Sesame.About Inside Sesame
By subscribing to Inside Sesame, you can purchase the February 2006 issue separately ($12.00).
You'll then receive that issue (plus the current issue and the next 11 issues
as they're published) along with the download file
containing the complete WordMerge Lite package (items 1-3
The complete WordMerge Lite package is available separately for $69, delivered
by email attachment. Order it
Request a free trial WordMerge Lite application. It's the same sample application
as above with a WordMerge Lite-enabled database and sample Word merge document,
except that its programming isn't portable to other applications. You can
evaluate this sample application to see if
WordMerge Lite meets your needs.
toll-free 800-780-5474 (US/Canada) or 949-722-9127, or
*Offers are made exclusively by Marble
Publications, Inc., publisher of Inside Sesame. Marble Publications is not part of Lantica Software, the maker of Sesame Database
Above: Q&A-style merge fields shown in a Microsoft
Word document. It takes just a few minutes to create an attractive merge letter.
Below: The Sesame data merged in.
With WordMerge Lite you're always given the
opportunity to preview your merge documents before sending them to the printer. (You can
even make temporary changes to individual letters.) Your merge letters can contain fancy
fonts, enhancements, images, and even Word tables. You can make them look as clean and
professional as you want.
the weekend incorporating WordMerge Lite into all our Sesame applications. It's going
to make my life so much easier! Until now, I had been building custom layouts for every
form which required a merge print, simply because all the other work-arounds for not
having a bundled word processor were much too complicated to use or train people on.
This one is truly cut and paste for the "Sesame person" and point and click for the
We run all
our applications as client-server to a Linux box, so this is truly an elegant solution
for us, and puts some of the power back into the user's hands where it belongs. Now if
we could do the same thing for on-the-fly reports!
A couple of
notes regarding minimum requirements. I had no problem getting your program to work on
a Windows 98 machine with Word 2000 installed.
Also, I was
able to use Open Office 2 with very good results as well. This might be worth
mentioning as it is a very good (free) alternative to the Office bundle if you just
need some simple mail merges.
Thanks for an
exceptional contribution to the Sesame community.