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Mail Merge - Numbered Bullet Points Incrementing


I have posted this in the past and don’t know if I missed any updates to there being a specific fix. If I have a word mail merge template which has bullet points that are ‘numbered’, when I perform a Mail Merge in Aspose, the numbered bullet points keep incrementing over the entire merged document.

This same behavior does not happen if I perform a mail merge using Word itself.

Please see screenshot attached.

I did find this:
Error with numbering with Merge function
but it’s from 2009 so I wanted to see if anything was more recent.

Also, I think your team mentioned an item in your queue called:
Re: MailMerge with DataTable generating a document with repeating data
I can’t seem to find any other information on that item.

Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Sean,

Thanks for your inquiry. To ensure a timely and accurate response, please attach the following resources here for testing:

  • Your input Word document
  • Aspose.Words generated output DOCX file showing the undesired behavior
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Thank you.

I have attached the zip file containing the console application.
In the \bin\debug\ is a file called: TestMergeDocumentBulletPoints.merged.docx
This is what the console outputs, and shows the non-stop incrementing bullet points.

Also, attached is TestMergeDocumentBulletPoints.expectedOutput.docx, which is what I would hope the result would look like.


Hi Sean,

Thanks for your inquiry. We tested the scenario and have managed to reproduce the same problem on our end. For the sake of correction, we have logged this problem in our issue tracking system as WORDSNET-15054. Our product team will further look into the details of this problem and we will keep you updated on the status of this issue. We apologize for your inconvenience.

Best regards,