Software & Apps MS Office 38 38 people found this article helpful How to Quickly Add Names and Addresses to Letters with Mail Merge Create bulk letters quickly By James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated January 25, 2020 PhotoAlto / Ale Ventura / Getty Images MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email Using Mail Merge in Microsoft Word will merge data from a data source with your document. It's perfect for letters, catalogs, labels, and more. Here's how to get started with this timesaving feature. Instructions in this article apply to Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010, and Word 2007. How to Mail Merge in Word In all current versions of Word, the Mail Merge option on the Mailings tab of the ribbon help walk you through creating a mail merge letter. Create a letter from scratch or open an existing letter before you begin. Select Start Mail Merge on the Mailings ribbon and select the type of document you’d like to create. For example, you can select letters, envelopes, or labels. Alternatively, select Step by Step Mail Merge Wizard for more help creating your document. Choose Select Recipients on the Mailings ribbon to add recipients to the mailing.You can opt to create a new database of recipients. You can also choose to use an existing list or Outlook contacts. In the Mail Merge Recipients box, use the checkboxes to select the contacts you want to include in the mail merge. Select OK when your list is ready. Select Insert Merge Field on the Mailings ribbon. Choose the first field you would like to add. The field name appears where you have the cursor located in your document. Repeat, inserting each field you want to include. Alternatively, you can select an option such as Address Block or Greeting Line. You can edit and format the text surrounding the field. Formats applied to the field will carry over to your finished document. You can continue to add fields to your letter. Before you print your letters, you should review them to check for errors. In particular, pay attention to spacing and punctuation surrounding the fields. You will also want to make sure you have inserted the correct fields in the proper places.To preview the letters, select Preview Results on the Mailings ribbon. Use the arrows to navigate through the document. You might notice an error in the data for one of your documents. You cannot alter this data in the merge document. Instead, you'll need to fix it in the data source.To do this, select Edit Recipient List on the Mailings ribbon. In the box that opens, you can alter the data for any of your recipients. You can also limit the recipients. Uncheck the box next to recipients' names to omit them from the merge operation and select OK. After you've reviewed your documents, you're ready to finalize them by completing the merge. Select the Finish & Merge button on the Mailings ribbon. You can opt to edit individual documents, print the letters, or email them. If you choose to print or email your letters, a prompt will ask you to enter a range. You can opt to print all, one, or a set of contiguous letters. Word will walk you through the process for each.