Learn what Mail Merge does and the variety of ways it can be used.
- [Instructor] The Mail Merge process involves merging a list of contact data with one body in a Microsoft Word document. You can use a document, you can merge contact lists with envelopes, and other labels. It involves starting with a main data source. In this course we're going to be using an Excel file of contact information. From there you can type up a word document and then merge that contact data to create one personalized document. You can add a greeting line to it and you can also decide how formal you want to get. For example, you're in control of everything. How you want a certain name to appear, how formal or informal you want to get. It's all up to you. You can preview everything before you merge. The final step in doing a Mail Merge, once you've created a data source and linked it to your document, is doing the actual merge. This is going to allow you to print your documents out or edit individual documents if you want to personalize them even further. I'm going to take you through the whole process. We're going to create this document, we're going to work with our data file, and then we'll finally do the merge.