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Microsoft Word/A7 Mail Merge in Word 2010


I have been trying to figure out the best way to do a mail merge for A7 using Word 2010.  It isn't a standard setting.  Doing custom sends me to the return address area only and I am increasing frustrated.  I've done mail merges tons of times, so am not sure why this doesn't work.

Thank you for any inputs you may have.


I'd say your best bet is to ignore the Envelope dialog entirely. In a new blank document, select A7 as the paper size if your printer offers it. If not, enter the measurements for a custom size. Set reasonable margins for an envelope. At the top of the document, select the Envelope Return style and type the return address (if desired). In a new paragraph, select the Envelope Address style for the delivery address. This style includes a frame that you may need to move and/or resize for your envelope.

Once you've got that set up, on the Mailings tab, select Envelope as the document type; when the Envelope Options dialog opens, just close it; your document will still be identified as an the main document for an Envelope-type merge. Attach your data source and use Insert Merge Field to insert the relevant name and address fields in the Envelope Address frame.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

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