Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Simulating the merge, part of Word 2016: Mail Merge in Depth.
- [Voiceover] I've opened up the final version…of our Merge Brochure letter on the Mailings tab.…Again, you can preview the results…really quickly and easily.…If you wanna look for someone specific…to see how their merge was treated, you can do that.…Choose Find Recipient.…If I wanted to look, for example,…for Dave's information, I know I'm looking…in First Name, so let's find the next Dave.…Right there, he's the only Dave,…and I can see that it handled his address and greeting…and first name here in the way…that I would have expected it to.…
So if I have some pieces of data where I,…for example, don't have a first name…or I don't have a last name, I might wanna check…to see how those specific records were being handled…by using Preview and using Find.…We can also ask Word to check to see…if there are some errors.…In the Preview Results section,…click Check For Errors, and one of my choices…is to simulate the merge and give me…any errors in a new document.…So Word is going to attempt to do a merge…and let me know if there are any errors.…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Choosing a data source
- Creating a new data source
- Using Mail Merge with Outlook contacts
- Mail merging data from an Excel spreadsheet
- Inserting address blocks, greetings, and other fields
- Matching fields from a data source
- Formatting numeric data and dates
- Creating personalized email messages
- Attaching Word documents to merged emails
- Creating envelopes, labels, and directories
- Using rules for customized merges: FILLIN, ASK, and IF…THEN…ELSE
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating Personalized Letters
2. Using Email Merge
3. Creating Envelopes, Labels, and Directories
4. Using Rules and Other Advanced Features
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