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I have a mail merge document that is two pages in length. I want to print the first page on letterhead and the second page on regular paper. I have changed the Paper Source under Page Layout to no avail. Both pages still print on letterhead. How do I get it to recognize the second page as not being the first page and print on regular paper?

Hi Steve,

Assuming this is a Letter-type mail merge, you should set the appropriate paper trays
for "First page" and "Other pages" in the mail merge main document, you
*should* get the correct results in the merged document since each "letter"
is a separate section, and the paper tray assignments are per-section.

Hope this helps.

Mary Lindsey
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