Mail Merge Functionality Version number:
The recognized character sequences all start with two ‘#’ characters. Most of these ‘commands’ will cause the driver to remove or alter the printed text and write it in the merged output file in text format. This file will have the same filename as the group file, with the MRG extension. The actual name of this file will be written in the group file in the following format:
##~~ Phone number=6031234321~~
Phone number=6031234321 .
##** Lines starting with these four characters and ending with “**” will be partially printed and also written to the merged output file. If the string enclosed by the “**” marks contains an equation mark, the characters after the equation mark will be printed. Otherwise the whole string between the asterisks will be printed.
##** Adressee=Company Name**
All of the above command lines must be printed as one continuous string from left to right. If they are printed one part at a time using several separate printing function calls, ( first printing “##~~” and then the rest of the line ) the driver may not be able to correctly recognize them.
The mail merge file will also contain page delimiter information to mark where the new page is started. The page delimiter is an empty line, the ‘Page 1:’ text (where the number is the current page number) and another empty line :