Choosing or creating a data source


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Choosing or creating a data source

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 sen...

Choosing or creating a data source
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Choosing or creating a data source provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Gini Courter as part of the Word 2010: Mail Merge in Depth

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