?
Solved

How to automate the create letter merge from contact in outlook.

Posted on 2007-11-27
3
Medium Priority
?
592 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I looking for a way to mimic the one click create letter feature found in ACT.  I'm using using Outlook 2003 and I would like a simple way to create letters to outlook contacts.  I find that Microsofts soultion is not simple. Users complain about the number of steps. ( http://www.outlook-tips.net/howto/mailmerge.htm) Is there a way to simplify the process using a macro?  In the end I would like to open outlook, select a contact or contacts, & click button on the toolbar that starts the merge.

Here's Microsoft's lengthy instructions.. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_22986020.html

How do I simplify this process?  I would be happy with a 1 or two click process.  Is this something that is possible, or is there no soultion to my requests? I'd even be happy to purchase a 3rd party solution. (except ACT -lol)

Thank you for your responses.
0
Comment
Question by:Nmagsaysay
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 20401271
Hi Nmagsaysay,

There really isn't a better or faster way to create a mail merge using Outlook contacts as the source.  People use ACT precisely to avoid using the MS solution.

You could play around and generate a macro that does some of the initial click for you, but this isn't a good use of developer time.  You're better off creating the form letters and saving them and allow each user to filter their contacts and send the result to the doc to be merged.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
virgo71il earned 2000 total points
ID: 21180327
Nmaqsaysay,

I use this software all day long to do just what you asked for.  It's wonderful.  http://www.software-solutions.co.nz/aladdins_od/alodabout.asp
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Nmagsaysay
ID: 31411290
Thanks this works very well!
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to resolve IMCEAEX NDRs in Exchange or Exchange Online related to invalid X500 addresses.
This article shows how to get a list of available printers for display in a drop-down list, and then to use the selected printer to print an Access report or a Word document filled with Access data, using different syntax as needed for working with …
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

718 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question