Chapter 13

Merging Mail from Outlook to Microsoft Word

In This Chapter

arrow Creating mailing labels

arrow Compiling form letters

arrow Merging from selected contacts

arrow Addressing envelopes

arrow Creating merged e-mail

If you’re new to the world of form letters, mail merge is the term that computer people use to describe the way you can create a letter on a computer and print umpteen copies, each addressed to a different person. You probably get lots of mail-merged letters every day. When you send a mass mailing, it’s called mail merge. When you get a mass mailing, it’s called junk mail.

remember.eps Outlook manages the names and addresses and passes them over to Word. If you’re not running any version of Microsoft Word, you can’t run a mail merge from Outlook. For those of you who are sentimental, I’ve heard tell that you can run the Outlook mail merge with any version of Microsoft Word. As I write this, you can’t even ...

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