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1. The video mentions the chevron marks during the mail merge setup. Why are these important?
They look really important, so they must be. But it doesn’t matter why.
The chevron marks are the codes around the data field. If deleted, Word won’t know to pull data into the field area because the code is broken.
The chevron marks are the codes around the data field. If deleted, Word will pull wrong data into the field area because the code is half broken.
2. When merging a list to envelopes, can you sort them alphabetically ahead of time?
Yes, when “Selecting Recipients” and viewing your list, click SORT on the bottom section on the dialogue box.
Type them in alphabetically in the first place and you won’t have to worry about it.
Yes, find the list file and manually rearrange them alphabetically.
3. What if my envelope size is not the standard mailing size?
Resize the document page ahead of time under Page Layout.
In Step 4, Preview your envelope, if you don’t like the size, fix it under Page Layout.
In Step 2, select “Change document layout”, click “Envelope Options”, choose a different size.
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