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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Creating a Form Letter

"Mail merge"—a dreaded phrase in the world of word processing! Not only does it conjure up an image of piles of junk mail, but associated terms such as "fields" and "conditional statements" add to the intimidation factor. However, with just a little effort—and a lot of help from Word—when you need to send nearly identical letters to numerous people, you can create your own mail-merged documents and personalized form letters.

Set Up Your Letter

  1. Create your letter as you would any other letter, leaving blank any parts of the letter you want to be completed with data from your mailing list. Save the letter.

  2. On the Mailings tab, ...

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