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  1. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    Here is something I should know but don't, as I've never really had the need. A friend (sales manager at a new/used car dealer) wants a program to produce mailing labels and lists of his sales contacts. It probably would be nice if he could enter e-mail addresses and notes. That's all. If it does anything else, fine. There are many programs that produce labels and such. Any of them better than the other or easier to use?

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  2. Seth--L

    Seth--L Screenwriter

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    You can do it quite easily using MS Word's mail merge feature.

    In short, build the database in MS Excel. Each piece of information gets its own field:

    LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME, ADDRESS 1, ADDRESS 2, ADDRESS 3, CITY, STATE, ZIP, PHONE, EMAIL, NOTES.

    When you perform the mail merge in MS Word, you tell it what fields you want to import from the MS Excel database (everything but Phone, Email, and Notes), and then tell the program to dump all the information on labels (you'll obviously need to buy labels, and you can tell MS Word what label paper you are using).

    Mail merges are one of the few thing that MS Word actualy does really well.
     

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