I draft letters that have the same basic language but with a few variations for 50+ people (e.g. name; bill amount etc). I edit these manually and feel that there must be an easier/more automated way to do this. I was wondering if someone could tell me a smarter way to get this done. Is there a way I can make the basic letter; leave fill-in-the-blanks; and have an excel file or something that will auto-fill the blanks w/ a column of info; and finally save the letters separately whether via Word/Adobe or any other solution?(I've got both on Mac and Windows machines but am open to other solutions). Thank you for your help!

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    Yes, this is called mail merge. – Jan Doggen Feb 4 '15 at 8:10
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    … and most office programs can do that: LibreOffice/OpenOffice, MS Office... Please note this site is about recommending software, not assets like howtos, manuals, multi-media content. – Izzy Feb 4 '15 at 10:11
  • If this is off topic here, could it be better asked on programmers.stackexchange.com ? Should it be migrated? – Mawg Feb 5 '15 at 10:09

If you have MS-Office or LibreOffice you need to look at the help files for "Mail Merge" - there are lots of other ways to do this sort of task depending on the complexity of what you are doing.

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