If you ever do any kind of in house mailing you will want to use the Mail Merge feature of Microsoft Word and Excel. It will save you hours of practicing your handwriting and plenty of calluses.
If only you could get it working!
I’ve spent countless hours tweaking mail merge’s to get them to print out just right. And if you are sending out tax receipts, donation summaries, or thank you letters for donations you will almost be required to use a mail merge – if you’re printing in house.
I collected a few of the best resources I could find here. If after reading and watching the following videos you still can’t figure it out, feel free to leave a question in the comments section below and I’ll try to help you out.
First, here is the official page from Microsoft with thorough step-by-step instructions. How To Perform a Mail Merge in Microsoft Word.
I’ve also embedded two really great videos I found on YouTube that offer visual instructions. I often find in helpful to be able to see the steps as well as read them.
This video is if you need to merge an Excel file into a Word file for a form letter.
This video is if you need to merge an Excel file into a Word file for labels.
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