There are three files involved in the mail merge process: the Data Source, the Mail Merge Template, and the Review Document (which is sometimes called a merge document). In this post, I’m going to explain each one, covering where they come from, what role they play in the process and how they’re related to each other, and, finally, when it’s time to update them.
In order to effectively close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, you need to know that the gap exists and how big or small it is. One way to do this is with a reporting tool called a scorecard. Much like the checked and unchecked items on a to-do list, a scorecard gives you a snapshot of the gap between where are you now and a target, where the target can be a growth goal you’ve set for yourself, or a projection of where you think you’ll be by a certain date, all things considered.