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Mail merge I: Use mail merge for mass mailings

Recipient list and fields

The columns and rows in a recipient list and the placeholders you add to the document 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 the recipient list.

The recipient list, along with the placeholders that you add to your Word document or envelope, is the heart and soul of mail merge. They work together to get unique information into the final individually merged copies. After you understand what these two key components are and how they relate, you'll be able to set up and run successful mail merges.

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