Mail Merge in Microsoft® Word Not Responding
What are the techniques to adopt when the Mail Merge feature stops responding in Microsoft Word?
The Mail Merge is a superior feature bundled with the Microsoft Office Word. The Mail Merge option is very useful for office set up. At times, you may need to send a letter of the same content to different individuals. In such cases, you can makes use of the Mail Merge feature to send the same letter to a number of persons by avoiding the need to type in the letter content over and over. The mail merge feature in your Microsoft Word can be made use of to create envelopes, mass e-mail message, form letters, mailing labels, directories, and fax distributions. The Microsoft Word helps you do mail merge tasks easily by using a wizard that guides you by all the steps. You can also select to use the Mail Merge toolbar, if you prefer to work outside the wizard.
The issues that Mail Merge feature stops responding and the tips to resolve it are:
- Mail Merge error
- Causes of Mail Merge error
- Tips to make mail merge respond well
Mail Merge error
Chances are there that you might find your mail merge feature to hang and stop responding all of a sudden as you try to save changes in a mail merge document. This may lead your Microsoft Word to stop responding and you get an error message displaying: “Microsoft Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
Causes of Mail Merge error
You may encounter the mail merge error in your computer if you have any one of the following issue prevailing in your computer. This issue commonly happens if there are no recently used documents that are listed in the 'New Document' task pane or no recently used documents are listed in the 'Recent Documents' task pane. This may happen when you create a Mail Merge document or when you attempt to save that document to a Web folder location or when you attempt to change the document and then try to save it.
In order to make your mail merge feature to respond well, you can do the following. You don’t need to directly click on the 'Save' to save the changes to the document. Instead of doing that, in order to save the changes made, you can directly click on the 'File' menu or the Office button to access the 'Save As' option. You can click on the 'Save As' option, in the 'Save in' list, you can click on the web folder that you want and you can provide a new file name for the merge mail document by the 'File name' box and click on the 'Save' option to save the file.
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