Use IF, THEN, ELSE for Intelligent Merging in Word 2010


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Using IF...THEN...ELSE for intelligent merging

Almost any mail merge will work better if you use IF fields to add some logic. Actually, let me say that another way. If you know how to use IF, you'll be able to create mail merges that you wouldn't have imagined you could create. With IF, you can direct Word to examine the data for the record being merged, then take a specific action based on the value in the record. For example, if your data source contains address information, you could send one paragraph to recipients in California and a different paragraph, or no paragraph at all, to recipients in another state.

At its simplest, an IF field works like this: if a condition is met, display one result; otherwise display another. That's what we want to do here. We have a paragraph that we'd actually like to direct only to folks who are outside of California, the folks who will be coming from out of state for our meeting. Now, we could type it in the letter. We could say, if you're from out of state, then we want to make ...

Using IF...THEN...ELSE for intelligent merging
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Using IF...THEN...ELSE for intelligent merging 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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