This tutorial shows how to use an input file from Microsoft Excel as the data source to do a mail merge in Microsoft Word.
Microsoft Word Tutorials
This section contains a listing of the various Microsoft Word tutorials that we've done. In some cases, there are accompanying screencasts to the tutorial or related files. These are noted in the tutorials.
If you don't have Microsoft Word, there are three options:
- Get an Office 365 (Subscription service)
- Buy Microsoft Office 2016 (One time purchase)
- Use the free version in your browser
The free version does require you to have a Microsoft account. As you might expect of a free product, there are some limitations.
You can read more about the different options on the Microsoft site.
One problem people face is the proper sharing of sensitive information. The information can be anything from contracts, technical specifications, to resumes. A problem arises when you want to show the information, but not all of it for confidentiality or competitive reasons. In other words, you need to hide or remove text from a document. There are right and wrong ways to do this redaction or “blacklining” in Microsoft Word.