Mail merge helps you send custom letters, make labels

I’ve used mail merge for years. It can be a bit complicated to use at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s very easy to use.

Kim Komando writes If you need to send an important, personalized message to a group of people, forget about e-mail. Your word processing program’s mail merge is a better option.
E-mail is a fast and cheap method of communication, but it’s overrun with spam. Spam filters can’t always determine which messages are spam or not, so important correspondence is sometimes sent to the garbage bin.
It’s time to go back to the days before the Internet and turn to your trusty word processor. By using mail merge, you can create personalized messages, labels and envelopes without having to enter names and addresses for each one.
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Corel WordPerfect and other popular word processing programs include mail-merge features. Here’s how to set up mail merge using Microsoft Word 2003.