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mail merge

noun

a function of some word processing programs that allows the user to insert varying information in form letters, envelopes, and other mass mailings

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A function of some word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word) that produces multiple instances of a document by substituting different text strings from a database in place of certain field markers. This is often done with envelopes, resumes, spam, and various other mass mailings.
(http://mtroyal.ab.ca/programs/academserv/ADC/workshops/staff/mail_merge/mail_merge_tutorial.html).
(2002-07-26)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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