By Scott Trudeau

Created

August 10, 2007

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional’s ability to use Microsoft Word’s mail merge functionality for PDF creation and email is both powerful and extremely useful.
Educators frequently send notes home that end up vanishing (usually found in a wad at the bottom of a backpack) before they find their way into the hands of parents. Why not distribute the notes via email and by hand? Acrobat 8 Professional makes it easy to email and print personalized correspondence using Microsoft Word mail merge technology.
At the beginning of each school year a teacher can spend a short amount of time creating an Excel database containing his students contact information. This small amount of work can yield high-dividends, as the teacher will be able to use (and reuse) the database to quickly create a letter in MS Word, personalize the letter with mail merge, and print and email the letter using Acrobat.
I often have teachers ask how I am able to “so quickly” distribute letters that include personalized student information. I smile and reply, “Work smart, not hard….let the computer do the work.”
Acrobat 8 Pro has the ability to use a Microsoft mail merge to generate and email PDF files to parents. Now parents have the option of receiving a letter via email or by hand (or both) with little extra energy from the teacher!
Check out this video tutorial to learn more about the process.
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COMMENTS

  • By Debbie Blanchard - 8:23 AM on April 24, 2008  

    When I use the mail merge to Adobe PDF, the attachment to the recipient is a dat file, not a pdf. Can someone help me with this?

  • By EHSANUL HAQ - 8:53 AM on May 30, 2008  

    DEAR SIR,
    HAVE DOCUMENTS IN PDF WHICH I WANT TO CONVERT TO msWORD OR DOCUMENTS IN msWORD TO PDF.
    CAN U PLS GUIDE ME.
    I AM SENIOR CITIZEN AGE 70 YRS AND NEED YOUR GUIDANCE.
    BEST RGDS
    EHSANULHAQ

  • By Raj - 7:34 AM on October 26, 2010  

    I am working for a company secretary firm. They have a large number of clients and they have to sumbit a lot of forms for each year to registrar of companies. Is there a way to use mail merge and then print the document. Dynamic Forms can be designed