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mail merge

[′māl ‚mərj]
(computer science)
The process of combining a form letter with a list of names and addresses to produce individualized letters.

mail merge

(messaging)
A function of some word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word) that produces multiple instances of a document by substituting different text strings from a database in place of certain field markers. This is often done with envelopes, resumes, spam, and various other mass mailings.

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mail merge

Printing customized form letters. A common feature of a word processor, it uses a letter and a name and address list. In the letter, Dear A: Thank you for ordering B from our C store..., A, B and C are merge points into which data are inserted from the list. See variable data printing, field squeeze and line squeeze.


The Mail Merge
The mail merge inserts the fields from the database into the predefined merge points in the form letter.
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