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mail merge[′māl ‚mərj]
The process of combining a form letter with a list of names and addresses to produce individualized letters.
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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 mergePrinting 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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