How To Do A Mail Merge In Pages 2019?

Mail Merge in Pages --- the word processor on Mac --- is entirely different from the Mail Merging done on other word processors. Also, there is no built-in mail merge option in Pages. In the following how to do a mail merge in pages 2019 steps, we shall see the procedure to do Mail Merge in Pages using the Pages Data Merge app.

  • Step 1:Initially, download the Pages Data Merge app and install it on your Mac computer.
  • Step 2:Now, navigate to the Applications folder and open the Pages app.
  • Step 3:Click the Format tab on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Step 4:Select the More tab.
  • Step 5:Now, highlight the placeholder text that starts with FIRSTNAME.
  • Step 6:Under Format, select the Advanced tab.
  • Step 7:Now, select Define as Placeholder Text. Click Script Tag.
  • Step 8:When the Formatting menu appears, enter a suitable name in the Placeholder field.
  • Step 9:You can repeat the above step for each placeholder.
  • Step 10:The spreadsheet will have the following details like LASTNAME, CITY, STREET, STATE, and ZIP.
  • Step 11:Now on following how to do a mail merge in pages 2019 manual, open the spreadsheet with the names and addresses in numbers.
  • Step 12:Select all the cells to which you have added data.
  • Step 13:Now, open the Pages Data Merge app and click Menu.
  • Step 14:Click Selection Numbers Table. Select the Import option.
  • Step 15:The first item you have selected will now be imported.
  • Step 16:Select the placeholder tag FIRSTNAME from the drop-down list and import it.
  • Step 17:Select the file format you want to mail merge.
  • Step 18:You can select the Pages Document format from the displayed list. Otherwise, choose your preferred format.
  • Step 19:Go to the ‘Select the export destination’ section and click Choose Export Folder.
  • Step 20:Now, choose a preferred location on your Mac computer to save the mail merged files.
  • Step 21:Click on the Begin button. This will start the mail merge process.
  • Step 22:When prompted for confirmation, click on the Begin button.
  • Step 23:Now, the mail merge AppleScript you have made will run. 
  • Step 24:Also, a pages document will be separately created for all persons in the spreadsheet.
  • Step 25:When the mail merge process is complete using the above given how to do a mail merge in pages 2019 manual, a confirmation dialog box will appear on the screen.