Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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PERFORMING A SIMPLE MAIL MERGE
The header row in
the data source table
ontains the names
f the merge fields.
A column in a dat a source
is known as a fiel d.
Each row in the table
contains information about
an individual client. In mail
merge terminology, all of
the information about one
person or one object is
called a record .
A data source contains d ata, such as the
names and addresses of clients, that is
inserted into the merge fields in the main
document during a mail merge. This data
source is a table in a Word document, but
you can also use a Microsoft Excel or
Microsoft Access file as a data source.