Creating a new data source for Mail Merge


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Creating a new data source for Mail Merge

If the variable data you want to use for mail merge - names and addresses or part numbers and inventory items, for example - doesn't already exist in any electronic format, you can create a new data source for mail merge right here in Word 2010. I want to start by stressing that you should not create a new data source if the data already exists. There is always a way to get the data to Excel or to Outlook so that you can use it. However, if you have a stack of forms that people filled out and you need to enter them somewhere, this is a great way to do it.

We are going to choose Select Recipients on the Mailings tab in Word and then choose Type New List. When we do, the New Address List dialog box opens, and it's waiting for us to enter some information, so we can easily do that. We can enter all the folks that we need to send this letter to, simply typing all the information. You will notice we have fields for Address, City, State, ZIP Code, Home Phone, Work Phone, Email Address, ...

Creating a new data source for Mail Merge
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Creating a new data source for Mail Merge 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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Business
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