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Retain merged fields after Mail merge

Is is possible to keep the merged fields in document after mail merge? I would like to reuse the same document to update the data in merged fields thru additional mail merge operations.


Thanks for your request. If you would like to fill the document with data and then fill the same document with other data, it is impossible to achieve using mail merge. This is how mail merge works: during mail merge, merge fields are replaced with values. So in final document, merge fields are no longer available. In MS Word, this works exactly the same.

If you need to fill document with data several times, you can consider using bookmarks or form fields. Or you can create the template document and use this template each time when you need to perform mailmerge.

Best regards,

Thanks for your reply. Bookmarks sound like a great alternative.