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

Animation that shows how to connect to a recipient list.

Next you connect to your recipient list by clicking Select Recipients. You can either type a new recipient list, browse to select an existing list, or select your Outlook Contacts.

When you browse to an existing list, Word will first look in the folder, My Data Sources. Because it opens first, this folder makes it a convenient place to keep your recipient list. When you select the file that you want to use for your recipient list and click OK, you've connected your document to the list.

At this point, you'll see that additional commands become available on the Ribbon. You'll learn about these commands in the next screens.

For now, click Play above the illustration to see how to connect to a recipient list.

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