New Mail Merge Update

New Mail Merge Update

The new mail merge update went live last week…but what does this mean for Colony users?

In line with our goal of making Colony 6 simpler to access, use and manage than ever before, we’re pleased to say we’ve made using mail merge fields in your written letters and printable outputs easier than ever too. In real terms, this means you can simply type your mail merge field into your Word documents without any special formatting, before uploading them into Colony for merging. 

To ensure you are ready to use the new mail merge, you will need to amend your mail merge templates. Take a look at the examples below to show how they need to be updated. 

BEFORE (Formatted Merge Fields) 
<<Tenant>>
<<Address1>>
<<Address2>>
<<Address3>>
<<Town>>
<<County>>
<<PostCode>>

NEW FIELDS 

#Tenant#
#Address1#
#Address2#
#Address3#
#Town#
#County#
#PostCode#

For our full guide on how to update your mail merge templates see our Colony mail merge guide.