All organizations communicate with their customers in the form welcoming emails, informing letters and they have to send it in bulk. Preparing a separate letters or emails or envelopes for each individual would make the work tedious. MS Word has provided the Mail Merge facilities to resolve this problem. Here, one can create a batch of letters, emails, envelopes, or labels. It also saves you time from intensive writing. So, let’s learn How to use mail merge in MS Word 2016?
Steps to use Mail Merge in MS Word 2016:
Let us suppose, you have to prepare an interview call letter for some candidates. It is obvious that the matter of the call letter will be same for all of them. The thing that would differ is their names and their addresses. So we will prepare a single matter and merge it to all the candidates. so let’s begin with the steps.
Step 1: Open a Word document on your screen and then go to Mailings tab.
Step 2: First, we have to create a list of the recipients for whom we are creating this particular matter. Under Mailings tab you have Select Recipients drop down button, click it. Under that, you will find three options Type a New List, Use an Existing List, and Choose from Outlook Contacts.
Step 3: A New Address List dialog box is opened. You can see the columns has tabs like Title, First Name, Last Name, Address Line 1 and so on, as there is a huge list. You can also customise these columns and choose only required ones. You have Customize Columns tab at the bottom.
Step 6: Click on the Select Mail Merge drop down button. If you are familiar to mail merge, then you can directly use the tabs present under the Mailing tab and start mail merge. But, if you are using it for the first time, then choose Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard.
Step 7: You can see that the mail merge wizard has started on the right-hand side of the Word window. The first step is to select the type of document you are creating, for demonstration I have chosen Letters. You can freely select your type.
Step 8: Next, you have to select, from which document you want to start. I have chosen the current document. You can start either from a template or any existing document.
Step 9: In the 3rd step of mail merge you have to select the recipients. So, as we had created a list earlier, I will opt for Using an existing list. Then for specific selection click on Select a different list or Edit recipient list. Then mark or unmark the recipient you want to send the letter to. Here, I have selected all the recipients.
Step 10: Here, type your matter first and then select the fields that you want to insert in your letter. Remember, firts you have to click the cursor in the text where you want to insert the field and then select the field you want to insert.
Step 12: Here, you can individually Preview your letters. You can edit the matter of the letters or the list of the recipients. But, you can not edit the merged fields here, if you want to edit the merge fields you have to edit it in the list.
Step 13: This is the last step. You can Print your letters.