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Chapter 14. Using Mail Merge Effectively > An Overview of Word's Mail Merge

An Overview of Word's Mail Merge

Mail mergeis the process of creating custom mailings (or other documents) that combine unique information with standard text to create a set of unique documents—typically, one for every recipient. Word's mail merge feature gives you the power to customize your message for just a few people—or for thousands at the same time.

To successfully run a mail merge, you need to understand two fundamental concepts. The first is this: You need a main document and a data source.


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