Creating a Mail Merge Template using MS Word
We'll use MS Word to create a template document. It's the easiest way. By the way, you may even create a template document programmatically only using Document .Net API.
To start, open MS Word and create a new document or open an existing and save it to DOCX format. To make this document a real template we need to insert in it a one or more Merge Fields.
How to Insert a Merge Field using MS Word
- Select "INSERT" tab.
- Click by the pictogram "Quick Parts".
- Select and click by "Field.." menu item.
- In the opened window, follow to the "Field names:" and select "MergeField".
- In the "Field name:" type the name of your field, for example: Date. (Notice: You may specify a Format for this MergeField at your discretion).
- Click "OK".