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If you're a premium subscriber with lynda.com, you'll have access to the Exercise Files. These are the files that will allow you to follow along with me step-by-step. I highly recommend placing this folder in a convenient location, such as your desktop. Double-clicking this folder reveals subfolders for each of the chapters in this title and double-clicking a subfolder reveals additional subfolders for each of the movies where we might use exercise files. Of course, double-clicking that subfolder will reveal the actual files to be used.
Now, for many of the movies in this title, we'll be using two files at one time, one file being the actual document, such as an envelope or a label file, and the other being the list of recipients that will be merged with that first document. So in these scenarios, you'll need to connect the two files by selecting the recipient list. I'll let you know when this is necessary. For example, we might be using a file such as a form letter. To connect this to the appropriate recipient list, you go up to the Mailings tab, click Select Recipients and then Use Existing List.
Next, you'll have to navigate to the location of that folder where you access the first document and locate the recipient list. When you open it, the two files are now connected and you're ready to continue. Now if you don't have access to the Exercise Files, not to worry. You're still going to learn lots by maybe using your own files or by sitting back and simply watching. Let's get to it.
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