Chapter 13

Merging Mail From Outlook to Microsoft Word

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Creating mailing labels

check Compiling form letters

check Merging from selected contacts

check Addressing envelopes

check Creating merged email

If you’re new to the world of form letters, mail merge is the term 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 Outlook manages the names and addresses and passes them over to Word upon request. If your computer doesn’t have any version of Microsoft Word installed, you can’t run a mail merge from Outlook. (It doesn’t work with the free, web-only Word Online.) However, as I write this, you can’t even buy Outlook as a stand-alone product without ...

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