Debra Dalgleish posted this to a similar question about formatting
There's an article on the Microsoft web site that might help you:
Answer Box: Numbers don't merge right in Word
And if you prefer the old Mail Merge helper, Word MVP Suzanne Barnhill
has instructions here:
about half way down the page.
> I am trying to do a mail merge that has names, dollar amounts and
> percentages. Using the Answer Box : Numbers don't merge right in Word, I
> figured out how to get the dollar amounts to merge correctly, but I didn't
> find a formate to use to get the percentages to merge correctly. The best I
> can do is 1%, it is rounding it up although I do not have a decimal point in
> the percentage. So, what format do I use to merge the percentages?