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Chapter 16. Sharing Data > Merging Access Data with Word Documents

Merging Access Data with Word Documents

If all your names and addresses are stored in an Access database and you want to send the same letter to each person, you could compose the letter as an Access report. But it’s often easier to merge the names and addresses with a Word document that contains the body of the letter instead. That way, you can use all of Word’s advanced text-formatting features when you’re writing your letter.

Assuming your names and addresses are already stored in an Access database, you’ll also need a letter, which you create in Word as a special type of document—a mail-merge document. Within the body of the letter, you include special field codes that match the name and address field names in your Access database. Then, you merge your Access data with the mail-merge document, and Word inserts the Access data using the field codes as a guide.


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