Highlight merge fields

When you insert a mail merge field into the main document, the field name is always surrounded by chevrons (« »). These chevrons do not show up in the merged documents. They just help you distinguish the fields in the main document from the regular text.

Fields inserted into a Word document

To make the merge fields even easier to see, click Highlight Merge Fields in the Write & Insert Fields group on the Mailings tab.

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