Ms Word's ability to Mail Merge well?

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  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

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    Due to limitations of Pages' and OpenOffice to do easy (and complete) Mail Merges, I have to consider buying Word (which I hate).
    Two questions: Can Word do the same decent job of merging data (from spreadsheets) to a form letter as WordPerfect does on the PC?

    And, I need to install the Office suite (Word) on two of my computers. I assume if I have the discs I can do that? Or do we have to pay extra for the "right" to use "our" program on two computers?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Word has had mail merge capability for more than a decade. It provides many options for creating source data files. Among the plethora of options is using Excel files.
     
  3. vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the reply. I had my doubts because there were other things I had learned that Word did not do as well as WordPerfect so I was afraid to assume it could handle my merges easily.

    I think I'll have to go ahead and get Word now. I'm so sorry that OpenOffice made such a complicated task of merging. It has been the most like WordPerfect that I could find for a Mac.
     

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