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Create catalogs or directories

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Learn how you can quickly create catalogs, product and service datasheets, inventories, directories, photo albums, and other kinds of publications in Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 by using the Mail and Catalog Merge Wizard.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Three self-paced lessons and one practice session for hands-on experience.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will know:

  • How a catalog merge works
  • How to launch the Mail and Catalog Merge Wizard to start a catalog merge
  • How to plan a data source for a catalog merge project
  • How to set up your catalog merge template and insert merge fields for text and pictures

Does your business maintain a list of products in a database or spreadsheet? Do you keep a list of business contacts or customers in a Publisher Address List? Have you ever wanted an easier way to use all of this information to create catalogs, directories, or other kinds of publications for your customers or employees?

Now you can assemble publications like these quickly, leveraging the business information you already maintain. By using the catalog merge feature in the Publisher Mail and Catalog Merge Wizard, you can use text and pictures from a data source, such as a spreadsheet, to quickly create catalogs, directories, inventory lists, photo albums, and other publications that display multiple items per page.

To learn more about this course, read the overview in the center of this page or the table of contents in the left column. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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