"Rules" fields in Word disappear (mail merge)

I am creating an email template in Word that requires some IF ... THEN logic. In this case, the data I'm pulling from Excel uses abbreviations, but I would like to replace it with the full word. But  whenever I create a rule field it never shows in the document. Even if I manually enter them by hitting Ctrl-F9 and write out the IF statement manually it will disappear after I send the email.

Is there any way to display all of the "Rules" fields with the logic in them - maybe a "hide/unhide" function?

For example if I create a rule that checks to see if the data in the Excel file says "11" and replaces it with "November" I want it to display a field that looks like this: { IF { MERGEFIELD month } = "11" "November" "" }

The file is working, but it's frustrating when I can't know for sure if all of the IF statements I need are actually there and the last thing I want to do is send out an email to 50 recipients and have blank fields because I missed a rule.

Thanks.

 

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Last updated October 26, 2019 Views 1,734 Applies to:
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You can use Alt-F9 to toggle the field code display for all fields in the document on/off.
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