Mail Merge Abstract
This set of documents covers the step by step details of performing
a mail merge. The programs used for the merge are MS Word 97 and MS
Excel 97. Many examples and figures are included to show exactly what
is being done.
There is one main document and four auxiliary documents. These
- Creating Mailing Labels in MS Word
From Data in MS Excel
- Creating a Merge Document in MS Word
- Creating a Simple Database in MS Excel
- Navigation and Selection Shortcut Keys
- Setting the Data Source
The original reason to create this documentation was to assist
an organization better utilize its existing address database. Generally,
I do not recommend creating a database in MS Excel. There are many
excellent database programs available with much more power and flexibility.
However, if one already has MS Excel and the database design is
not relational, MS Excel may be a good program to set up the database.