Data files, such as Excel spreadsheets and Outlook Contacts files, and fields, such as «Name» and «Street Address», work together to make mail merge possible.
You know what the basic elements of a mail merge are. Now you'll learn how to set up your main document and connect it to a data file.
Data files, along with fields, are the heart and soul of mail merge: They work together to get unique information into each merged copy. Once you understand what these two key elements are and how they relate, you'll be able to set up and run both basic and more complex mail merge projects.
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