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Is there a way to export Outlook contacts to word so they can be used in a mail merge?

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We have Word 2002 and Outlook 2003 - so we can't use Outlook contacts directly in a mail merge.  Is there a way export the Outlook contacts to a Word document so that we can use that for the mail merge?

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You can save it to CSV file. Word can use CSV as a source for mail merge.
http://email.about.com/od/outlooktips/qt/et090604.htm
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Here's the scoop:


In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
Click Comma Separated Values (Windows), and then click Next.
In the folder list, click the Contacts folder, and then click Next.
Browse to the folder where you want to save the contacts as a .csv file.
Type a name for the exported file, and then click OK.
Click Next.
Click Finish.
http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_i_move_my_microsoft_outlook_contacts.html
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by:wobbled
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You don't need to export the contacts to CSV.  You can use them straight from the outlook folder.

Basically on the mail merge wizard - on the select recipients options, there is a radio button to select Outlook contacts.

For a step by step approach I found this site:  http://wordprocessing.about.com/od/usingmailmerg1/l/blOutlookmerge.htm
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We have Word 2002 and Outlook 2003 - so we can't use Outlook contacts directly in a mail merge; 2003 Outlook won't do mail merge with 2002 Word.
Thanks for the tips on CSV files being useful for mail merges.
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