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How to Create a Mail Merge in Open Office


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Creating a Mail Merge in Open Office

Creating a mail merge in Open Office involves following a few steps, but it is relatively easy. A mail merge is a tool for generating mass mailings, such as form letters. Mail merges contain unique data, such as names and addresses, as well as information that is standard throughout each document. For example, you might use a mail merge to send customers information about a new product or sale, print mailing labels, appointment reminders, or payment due reminders.

You have three different items that come into play with a mail merge:
  • A data source where your recipients are stored,
  • A merge document where you design your merge,
  • Finished documents combine the data from your data file with the text in your merge document to create individual documents for the recipients.

Not using Open Office? Read How to Create a Microsoft Word 2010 Mail Merge , Microsoft Word 2007 Mail Merge , Word for Mac 2011, or WordPerfect.

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