Link 'Excel Object in Word' to Excel



(Also posted in the Excel Discussion Group)
I have a Word document which contains several embedded Excel objects which
is sent to 600 clients. The clients complete the data collection in the word
document and send back. We have a Excel worksheet for each client that uses
the data in the embedded Excel objects. Is there a way to "link" or transfer
the data in the 'Excel Object in Word' to the appropriate cells in the Excel

Because each Word document is customized for each client using Mail Merge
and an Access database, and because there is much verbage and many sections
in the document sent to the client, sending an Excel worksheet to the client
is not an option.

I'd prefer some sort of direct link (but I have not been successful at
that). I'm OK with VBA so that is an option.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance,



Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Take a look at the following article on fellow MVP, Greg Maxey's website:


See the article “Combining FormFields and Mail Merge†on the following page
of fellow MVP Graham Mayor’s website:

Then maybe

See the article "Mail Merge to E-mail with Attachments" at

or maybe just use the latter to send out the individual spreadsheets.
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via

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