Previewing merge results


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Previewing merge results

So we have our letter here, complete with merge fields and a data source, but it's not quite time to merge. First, we are going to use Word's Preview Results feature to see how a sample of the individual letters will look if we complete the merge. And normally, if Preview Results is turned off, what we see are the highlighted merge fields, and we have three of them here in our letter. When we click Preview Results, we see whatever the current record is, reflected here in the Merge Fields. So there is record 5. We can click the first record button to go to record 1, the last record button to go to record 79, and we can use these to work our way through and check out, visually, all of the different records.

Ideally, we'd like to look at groups of records that are different. For example, in our data source, the biggest difference between records is that we have some that do have a company name and some that don't. So we would like to make sure that that address block manages ...

Previewing merge results
Video duration: 4m 8s 1h 31m Intermediate

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Previewing merge results 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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Word
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