Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing or creating a data source, part of Word 2010: Mail Merge.
Word mail merge uses two files: a primary document, like the one on the screen…that's always created in Word, and d data source, which is structured, variable…data that will be merged into the highlighted areas of this primary document.…With Word mail merge, we can choose data from a wide range of data sources.…There are three choices listed on the Mailing tab of the Ribbon, in reverse…order of usefulness:…Type New List, Use Existing List, and Select from Outlook Contacts.…
Let's take a look at those three different types of data sources for our Word mail merge.…It's always better to use an existing data source.…You'll only create a new list if the data that you need doesn't exist…anywhere else, because otherwise you'll need to maintain at least one, if not…both of those lists.…So Word makes it easy to connect to almost any data source on your computer and…any data source on your network that you have permission to access.…For example, if the people you're sending this letter to are already in your…
AuthorGini von Courter
- Choosing or creating a data source
- Using Mail Merge with Outlook contacts
- Merging data from an Excel spreadsheet
- Inserting address blocks and greetings
- Matching fields from a data source
- Previewing merge results
- Using rules for customized merges
Skill Level Intermediate
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