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How to Create a Mail Merge in Word 2011 for Mac

With Office 2011 for Mac, your guide to mail merging in Word is Mail Merge Manager. You can invoke Mail Merge Manager by choosing Tools→Mail Merge Manager from the menu bar. It’s designed to be used starting at the top in Step 1, and you work your way down to Step 6.


The steps in the Mail Merge Manager are as follows:

  1. Select a Document Type.

    Choose from four types of mail merge:

    * Form Letters: Customize a letter with personal information or data.

    * Labels: Make mailing labels, tent cards, book labels, and DVD labels.

    * Envelopes: Print envelopes of any size.

    * Catalog: Choose this option to build custom, personalized catalogs, brochures, and price sheets. For example, you could pull pictures from a database to create individualized custom catalogs based on customer purchases, category, or some other criteria.

  2. Select Recipients List.

    Choose a data source for the mail merge.

  3. Insert Placeholders.

    Choose the field names (for example, column names, headers, and column headers) and position them in your document.

  4. Filter Recipients.

    Set rules as to which records will be retrieved from the data source.

  5. Preview Results.

    See exactly how your document looks with data before running the mail merge.

  6. Complete Merge.

    Run the merge. You can merge to a printer, a single Word document, personalized Word documents, or e-mail messages.

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