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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.


In a mail merge, what is the main document?

The document you start with that contains both text that is identical for each merged letter, envelope, and so on, and placeholders for the unique recipient information.

The first document in the set of finished merged documents.

A document that contains only the text that is identical in each merged copy.

The main document with the text and placeholders is automatically saved after the merge is complete.

True.

False.

Why does the unique recipient information you use in a mail merge have to be stored in a data source file?

Data source files are a special type of file that only works with mail merge.

Data source files organize information in a way that lets you match specific pieces of that information with specific placeholders in the main document.

Data source files are designed to hold a lot of information.

You must copy and paste the recipient information to create unique documents.

True.

False.

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