Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Prompting for repeating input with ASK, part of Word 2016: Mail Merge in Depth.
- [Voiceover] Here's a slightly different use case.…I want to offer the discount, 25% discount,…30% discount, 10% discount,…and then mention it again at the end of the letter.…Now if I use FILLIN to do this,…I have to actually prompt the user…and have them enter the discount twice.…And that actually gives lots of opportunity…for an error where we offer them…25% the first time and then 30 farther down…in the document.…So if I want to collect specific information…for a letter, I could always use ASK…and never use FILLIN,…but it's another couple steps.…
And I think that if you're only going…to use a piece of information once in a letter,…then I tend to use FILLIN.…And if I'm going to use it multiple times,…I use ASK.…Let's see how this is going to work then.…Hold Alt and hit F9 to reveal the field codes…in the document.…This is a toggle.…You can switch them on or off…with Alt + F9.…We've been using this document…in prior movies, so we already have an address block.…We have a FILLIN for the date.…We have a greeting line.…
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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