Word Merge Sequence # Rule ( Mail Merge)

In this article I will explain the Merge Sequence # Rule which is used in Mail Merge.


Merge Record # Vs Sequence #

Previously in the article Word Merge Record # Rule ( Mail Merge) I’ve explained about the Merge Record # Rule. The Merge Record # Rule inserts the current record number in the document.

The Merge Sequence # Rule inserts the current record number based on the records selected to be printed:
Print Documents
So basically if we choose to print all the records then:

Merge Record # = Merge Sequence #

But if we choose to skip some records then the Merge Record # might not necessarily be equal to the Merge Sequence #.

Note: Unlike the Merge Record # Rule the Merge Sequence # Rule will not appear until the merging is done.


How to?

After creating the main layout for your document, and creating a List of Recipients move the cursor to the location you would like the Merge Sequence# Rule to insert:
Cursor Location
Click on the Rule button from the Mailing ribbon then click on Merge Sequence #:
Merge Sequence #
Note: Unlike the Merge Record # Rule the Merge Sequence # Rule will not appear until the merging is done.

Result:
Result

You can download the sample file used in this article from the link below:

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