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Step 3: Select recipients
Start from a template: Start from a template, which you can customize as needed
by adding merge fi elds and/or other contents. If you choose this option, click
Select Template to be shown a list of all of the available templates (at least the ones
that Word knows about). Note that despite the option’s wording, it does not present
you with a list of “ready-to-use mail merge” templates.
Start from existing document: Open an existing mail merge or other document
and change it to fi t the current need by changing the contents or recipients. Recent
mail merge documents, if any, will be listed. If the one you want isn’t listed, click
Open to navigate to the one you want, select it, and then click Open.
After making your selection, choose Next: Select recipients at the bottom of the task pane.
Step 3: Select recipients
In Step 3, select from Use an existing list, Select from Outlook contacts, and Type a new
list. These options, shown in Figure 10.36, correspond to the identical options described
in detail earlier in the chapter. If you leave Use an existing list selected, click Browse to
fi nd the data source fi le, and choose a table or worksheet if prompted. In the Mail Merge
Recipients dialog box that opens, use it to work with the records as described earlier. Click
Next: Write your letter at the bottom of the pane to move on.
FIGURE 10.36
Select the desired recipients option and then click Next: Write your letter.
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