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Mail Merging with the Scriptalizer and Premium 'Ultra' Fonts

You can use Premium 'Ultra' Fonts with the Microsoft Word mail merging application by pre-Scriptalizing your mail merge database.

Very High Volume Mail Merging

For very large projects an application embeddable DLL version and an API version of the Scriptalizer™ software is available for companies who wish to convert a large amount of handwriting in one session.
More Information about the DLL version
More Information about the API version

Mail Merging using Microsoft Excel / Microsoft Word

For smaller projects it is relatively easy to pre-convert the mail merge data (names addresses etc.) in the web based version of the Scriptalizer™ by exporting the data as a CSV file, converting it, and then re-importing the converted text.

When using Microsoft® Word® for mail merging the data is stored in a comma separated format (CSV) which is accessed via Microsoft Excel. Here are the steps to convert the text so that it renders correctly in the relevant Premium 'Ultra' font:

  1. IMPORTANT: Make a backup of your data file (just in case things go wrong).
  2. Save the mail merge data in Excel as a CSV file.
  3. Open the CSV file in a plain text editor (e.g. Windows Notepad)
  4. Copy the text from Notepad into the web based version of the Scriptalizer™.
  5. Scriptalize the text
  6. Copy the Scriptalized text back to Notepad (It will look like lots of strange symbols).
  7. Save the file as a .txt file, selecting encoding as UTF-8 (The UTF-8 encoding is important to ensure that no characters are lost)
  8. Import the .txt file back into Excel making sure that you select encoding at UTF-8 (Once again, the UTF-8 encoding is very important).

Note: Unless you view the imported text in the actual Premium 'Ultra' font it will still look like lots of strange symbols. Provided that the correct font is used when mail merging you should see the correct natural handwriting font in the Word output.

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