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Merge data and save time

Whether you send letters and promotional pieces to clients or make name tags for office functions, getting names, addresses, and other unique information into boilerplate documents can be a serious pain. Microsoft Word’s data-merging tools automate the process and let you do more-advanced tricks.

Find Excel Data Fast

Excel's lookup formulas can save you time and trouble. Because they extract data from a table, they update if the data changes. And they return exactly the details requested every time.