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Mail merge I: Use mail merge for mass mailings

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.

What is the relationship between your recipient list and the fields you insert into the main document?

There is no relationship.

Fields are equivalent to the columns in the recipient list.

Each field represents one cell in the recipient list.

How can you distinguish a field from other text in a main document?

Fields are always formatted as bold text.

Fields are italicized.

Fields are surrounded by chevrons (« »).

You must have an existing recipient list in order to perform a mail merge.



Ideally, how many columns of information (name, address, city, and so on) should be in the recipient list?

As few columns as possible.


Enough columns to represent the smallest possible piece of recipient information.

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