Mail merge in Pages ???

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  1. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

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    In all my years of computing, I never had to even think about mail merging, but now in my nascent business, I find that I have a need for it.

    But apparently it's not to be found in Pages! Arghhhh.

    Having got over the initial pain of finding this out, I need to use another program to do my word processing - can anyone suggest one?

    Lastly, shall I uninstall Pages and get rid?
     
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  3. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's possible to set the computer back to an earlier software version of Pages?
     
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    When you upgraded to iWork '13, iWork 09 was moved to a folder. I deleted the new versions and am using the old software. The folder should be called "iWork 09".
     
  5. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The version I have is Pages 09...

    Nothing in my applications says iWork 13.
     
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    Maybe I'm doing something wrong in that case (oops!)

    What conditions do I have to satisfy to get the mail merge from being greyed out?

    I have a single page document open, and when I go to merge, it's exactly that - greyed out.

    Any ideas what I might be getting screwed up?
     
  8. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm drawing blanks here - I can't find anything (easily) that explains how merge works.

    At times I find references to Numbers - a search for mail merge on Goggle just brings up references to Word and Pages in a general sense.
     
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    I lived in Window's-world for 22 years. When I had to do mail merge I was working with Word. I'm semi-retired now and have no use for mail merge so I don't know how it works in Pages.
     

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