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Use mail merge for mass mailings and more

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 information that is identical for each merged copy and placeholders for unique information.

The first document in the set that gets created.

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

When you complete a merge you automatically save a file that contains a copy of each unique merged document.



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

Data files are a special type of file you use only to work with mail merge.

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

Data files are designed to hold a lot of information.

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