How can I send a mail merge in MS Word 2016 with standard text but a unique attachment to each recepient

Hello

I am using Word 2016 for PC. I need to put together a mail merge with a standard message, but need to reference individual attachments for each recipient.

If this can't be done natively in Word, are their trusted/reputable third-party tools that can handle this?

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htamraz1Director of TechnologyAsked:
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MurpheyConnect With a Mentor Application ConsultantCommented:
Hi htamraz1,

Yes, as long the name of the attachment is stored in the Merge-file (XML)
end the attachment is available.

Your merge-file could look like this (one or more documents. with one or more attachments
attn. See <Language> it's possible for the merge tool to take a different template per language
<MyData>
	<Docs>
		<Doc>
			<ID>123</ID>
			<Language>EN</Language>
			<Name>MyName1</Name>
			<Mail>MyName@mailserver.com</Mail>
			<Attachments>
				<Attachemnt>C:\myDocs\Customers\Invoice_1234567.docx</Attachemnt>
				<Attachemnt>C:\myDocs\Customers\Otherdoc.pdf</Attachemnt>
			</Attachments>
		</Doc>
		<Doc>
			<ID>456</ID>
			<Language>FR</Language>
			<Name>MyName2</Name>
			<Mail>MyName456@othermailserver.com</Mail>
			<Attachments>
				<Attachemnt>C:\myDocs\Customers\Invoice_987654.docx</Attachemnt>
			</Attachments>
		</Doc>
	</Docs>
</MyData>

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MurpheyApplication ConsultantCommented:
Yes there is a great tool, XperiDo,
You can design the messages (templates) with word, and add data with XML.
The output can be Word, Pdf, Excel or directly a mail body with or without attachements.

We use it for some time now, and all out paper streams are replaced by eMail (over 34000 last year):
e.g.:
Order confirmation
Invoices
Mailing
etc
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htamraz1Director of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
Hi, nice solution for Word in general, but specifically as relates to my question....does it allow a users to pull in unique files for each record to email merge as an attachment?
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