Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Troubleshooting, part of Word 2010: Mail Merge.
From the human being's point of view, the actual Word mail merge is a relatively…straightforward process.…We just click a button under Finish and Merge, and Word does all the work.…However, under the hood, mail merge is relatively complex, with Word requesting…and using data files from other applications to create totally new documents.…In this session, we'll look at some fixes for some of the more common issues that…arise during a Word mail merge.…Before I continue, however, because we know Word is doing a lot of work,…if you're doing a merge with hundreds or thousands of records, this is not a…good time to play a game of Solitaire or to have five other applications running.…
Word needs lots a resource to access lots of data records for the merge.…So this is a good time to close down other applications. That will fix many of…your issues with large data sources.…Let's take a look at our letter here.…Here's the basic rule.…We have two different types of files we're putting together.…The file that we see here in Word contains field codes and then all the…
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
Excel 2010: Tips, Tricks, and Shortcutswith Dennis Taylor3h 43m Intermediate
1. Creating Personalized Letters
2. Creating Other Types of Merged Documents
3. Using Rules for Customized Merges
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