Mail merge problems

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Subject: Mail merge problems
Posted by:  amber
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003

When I merge my excel info into my word document the date is automatically reformatted to dd/mm/yy.  I have it formatted as Wednesday, October 29, 2003 (ie).  How do I get the information to merge exactly as is into my letter.  I am getting a headache trying tofigure it out.  It looks right in my document but merges wrong.  I tried to confirm conversion at set up and click DDE etc...and I can't establish a connection.  Is there another way around this that I am missing?

Please help,