Microsoft Word – Mail Merge with If…Then…Else statement
Microsoft Word has rules for Mail Merge. One of the rules we will look at today is the If…Then…Else statement. It is actually really simple to use. If one condition is met, do one thing, if the condition is not met, do something else. It is similar to an IF statement in Excel.
YouTube Video of If…Then…Else
Setting up your mail merge
- In the video above, an Excel file is my data source.
- Mail Merge – Letters.
- Filled in the letter but did not use the field Campus Location which is the conditional field.
- Rules – If…Then…Else was used.
Other examples of If…Then…Else
- Year’s of service – If an employee has been with us over 5 years, put in one paragraph, if not, put in another paragraph.
- Products – Customers that purchased product A, the newest product put in one paragraph, any other products, put in another paragraph of text.
Other Word Videos from Chris Menard
- Word Table of Contents – Lose Hyperlinks
- Word Headers / Footers – Remove all headers and footers at one time. this can only be done quickly with a simple macro.