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Mail merge II: Use the Ribbon and perform a complex mail merge

Fields

Use the Field dialog box from the Quick Parts command on the Insert tab to add more fields to your main document.

When you are writing your main document and inserting fields, you can also use the fields that are available in the Quick Parts command on the Insert tab.

There are a number of Word fields located here that you can insert into a document to:

  • Display information about the document, such as the document's creation or print date, or the author's name. For example, Date field will automatically add the current date to each merged copy of a letter.
  • Perform some calculation or action, such as counting and displaying the number of pages in one section of a document, or prompting a document's user to fill in text.

To view the complete list of Word fields, click the Insert tab, and then in the Text group, click Quick Parts and Field. To insert a field, under Field names, click the field you want to insert and then click OK.

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