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Creating a Mail Merge in Word 2010
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Creating a Mail Merge in Word 2010

with Tim Grey

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(music playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey, and I'm here to guide you through the process of using one of the most powerful features of Microsoft Word, the mail merge. The concept of a mail merge is quite simple. You take a contact list, for example, and merge that list with a document. You could use this capability to create individual letters for a list of customers, for example. But while mail merge is simple in concept, in practice, things can get a little complicated. But have no fear, because in this video course I'll guide you step-by-step through all the elements you'll need to create a successful mail merge.

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2h 12m Intermediate Jan 28, 2013

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One of the most powerful features of Microsoft Word 2010 is mail merge, which is simple in principle, but sometimes tricky in execution. In this workshop Tim Grey takes you step by step through the process of creating a mail merge. Learn how to prepare your source data, create a document, and merge the two to create individualized letters, envelopes, labels, and more. Along the way, gain an understanding of the options available to you when creating a mail merge in Word and gain confidence in your ability to create even complex mail merges with minimal effort.

Topics include:
  • Preparing data for mail merge
  • Using Outlook contacts
  • Creating mail merge documents
  • Using a document template
  • Previewing your mail merge
  • Merging your form and data
  • Creating mailing labels
  • Working with missing data
  • Using conditional information
Subjects:
Business Productivity Word Processing video2brain
Software:
Office Word
Author:
Tim Grey

Welcome

(music playing) Hello, I'm Tim Grey, and I'm here to guide you through the process of using one of the most powerful features of Microsoft Word, the mail merge. The concept of a mail merge is quite simple. You take a contact list, for example, and merge that list with a document. You could use this capability to create individual letters for a list of customers, for example. But while mail merge is simple in concept, in practice, things can get a little complicated. But have no fear, because in this video course I'll guide you step-by-step through all the elements you'll need to create a successful mail merge.

We'll start off with an overview of the mail merge feature and we'll look at a couple of quick examples of creating an envelope, or mailing labels. We'll then examine the various ways you can create or prepare the source data for your mail merge. In other words, the list of contacts, for example, that you'll use for the final mail merge. We'll then take a look at the various ways you can create the document for your mail merge and how to add the details from your source data, your mailing list for example, into that document. Finally, we'll put all of these tools together, merging data with our document to create our final result.

Along the way, you'll gain a strong understanding of the various options available to you when creating a mail merge in Word, and will also gain confidence in your ability to create even complex mail merges with minimal effort. So join me as we explore the great possibilities of.

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