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    how do you print letters after the merge? (2003)

    How do you print envelopes after mail merge? I merged 148 names and addresses into a letter. Now, how do I print the envelopes?

    I Went to Tools--> Letters and mailings--->envelpoes and labels--->Print.

    It printed just the first envelope. Why?

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    I Went to Tools--> Letters and mailings--->envelpoes and labels--->Print.

    It printed just the first envelope. Why?

    Version 2003

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    Re: how do you print letters after the merge? (2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    If you add an envelope after merging, Word will create only one envelope for the entire series of letters.
    You should add the envelope to the merge document - the one with the merge fields such as <<LastName>> etc.
    Use mailmerge fields to put the name and address of the addressee to the envelope.
    Then merge to a new document. You'll get an envelope for each individual letter. However, the envelopes and letters will be intermingled. This makes printing a hassle.
    So it is probably more convenient to do two separate mail merges: one for the letters and one for the envelopes.

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    Re: how do you print letters after the merge? (2003)

    Wow, thanks for the help. It would be cool if WORD were designed that these answers were not so hard to find. It doesn't say any of that in the merge menu.

    One thing is for sure, if you look in the obvious place in WORD for an answer, you'll NEVER find the answer!

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    Re: how do you print letters after the merge? (2003)

    OK, even that's not self explanatory. From a blank page, how do you merge the addresses onto envelope pages?

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    Re: how do you print letters after the merge? (2003)

    Start with a blank new document.
    Select File | Page Setup...
    Activate the Paper tab.
    Select the envelope size you want to use from the Paper size dropdown; if it is not available, select Custom size and specify the height and width yourself.
    When done, click OK.

    Next, activate the Mail Merge Wizard (task pane) and proceed as usual.

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    Re: how do you print letters after the merge? (2003)

    Oh my hell!!! I have so had it with MS WORD!!! It's been 24 hours that I have been wrestling with this assinine program. If Microsoft can't even develope an INTUITIVE word processing progrom or even an OS, they need to get out of the software business!!!!!!!!

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    Re: how do you print letters after the merge? (200

    Hi,

    Yes, Mailmerge can be a "bear" to use at first.

    Microsoft has a number of Office Online Assistance articles that I've found very helpful.

    Try these:
    <UL><LI>Create and print envelopes for a mass mailing
    <LI>Word mail merge: A walk through the process
    <LI>Use mail merge for mass mailings and more This is one of their training lessons. Warning, this page contains audio!
    <LI>About mail merge for form letters and mass mailings[/list]I hope that helps some.

    G'Day,
    Rich

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