Creating a Data Source

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Mail Merge is is a really useful word processing tool.  It allows you to take a list of data from a spreadsheet or a database and automatically include it in a document.

Businesses use Mail Merge to send letters and emails to lists of customers.

In this tutorial, you will have a go at creating a mailing list in a spreadsheet (called the Data Source) and merging it into a letter template in your word processor.  When you have completed your merge, you can print the results out.

The first thing you need to do is to create a list of names and addresses for our letter.  You will use this information to include in each letter.

Start by creating this list in a spreadsheet.

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If you wanted to, you can download a csv list of names and addresses to import into your spreadsheet.

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You will need to make sure you save your list of names and addresses to use with your letter.

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