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Mail merge to email(outlook) individual letters to multiple recipients with cc

Last Modified: 2017-06-01
I have excel data that I use to complete a letter via mail merge.  I then need to create an email and attach letter or paste as an image and send to multiple recipients with a cc as well.   As I have 160 letters, Iam not sure if it is possible to do all that automatically?  I can create VBA in excel to open new mail, add to and cc contacts, fill in subject line and enter text in body.  I could attach file but mail merge creates one file.  I tried word mail merge, but a lot of formatting to get the letter looking professional in the body of email and it will only do one email contact, no cc.  Any help would be great, not sure if I'm wasting time on something that's not possible
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Thanks didn't think about approaching in 2 steps.  So the above separates the individual letters.  When I then complete the second piece in excel, is there a way to reference a specific file name to be added in each email?
Top Expert 2012

The macro above extracts the unique data (e.g. recipient) which is used for the file names from a particular position in the letter. (I arbitrarily chose it to be the text before the first tab character.) You could match the file names to the list of recipients.


Thanks for the assistance with the code and approach to my problem.

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