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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Using the Access Mail Merge Wizard

Access 97's Mail Merge Wizard can help you create a new main merge document or employ an existing main merge document from which to create form letters. The Mail Merge Wizard uses a table or a query as the data source for the merge data file. The sections that follow describe the following two methods of creating a form letter:

  • Using the Mail Merge Wizard to create a new main merge document whose merge data source is an Access table

  • Using an existing main merge document with a merge data source from an Access select query

Creating and Previewing a New Form Letter

When you first try a new wizard, it's customary to create a new object rather than use the wizard to modify an existing object, such as a main merge ...

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