Learn how to use mail merge to make labels.
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In this video, we take you through the steps of a mail merge. The video explains how to make labels using Word's mail merge tool, with easy to follow step by step instructions. Learn how to combine a label template with a data source, such as a list of addresses or product database.
Word's Mail Merge tool allows you to combine a single document with a data source to create multiple documents with the same design or layout but populated with unique information. For example, you could combine a label template with a list of addresses to create individual address labels or with a database of product information to create individual product labels.
We recommend using the Step By Step Mail Merge Wizard, which guides you through the six steps involved in a mail merge. These are Select Document Type, Starting Document, Select Recipients, Arrange Labels, Preview Labels, and Print.
Our video explains how to use Mail Merge with a built-in template, a saved template (e.g one downloaded from our website), or your label measurements.
We also explain how to save your merged template and keep it safe for future use.
We have written various guides to use Word's Mail Merge tool, including:
This guide looks specifically at how to make address labels using Mail Merge. The same steps can be followed to create other types of labels, such as product labels.
This guide looks at the six steps of a mail merge. It includes handy screenshots to guide you through the process.
This guide explains how to fix the most common problems that people experience when using Word's Mail Merge tool. This includes finding a compatible template code, problems with rules and placeholders, layout issues, and printing problems.