Defining Your Own Merge Fields
You can add a merge field to a document that can later be replaced with contact
information from Address Book or a Numbers document. You can disable a merge
field, change the data it uses, remove sender or merge fields, and more.
When you need to modify a merge field or create new merge fields, you use the Merge
pane of the Link inspector.
To create a merge field:
Open a Pages document.
Place the insertion point at the location where you want the Address Book field
If the Link inspector isn’t open, choose Insert > Sender Field or Insert > Merge Field.
Or, in the Merge pane of the Link inspector, click Add (+) and choose Add Merge
Field or Add Sender Field. A placeholder for the sender or merge field is inserted and
In the Merge pane of the Link inspector, click the Target Name controls. Choose the
category that best describes the kind of data you want inserted into the field.
If a Numbers document is selected, select the Numbers table column header that
matches the data you want inserted.
To change a merge field:
To change a merge field from a sender field to a merge field or vice versa, delete the
field, and then add a new field.
To delete a merge field, select it, and then press the Delete key.
When a document uses an Address Book field that has work, home, or other variations,
you can quickly switch from one variation to another by choosing Edit > Mail Merge.
Click to view the Merge Field table. Click Target Name, and select the variation.
To change a merge field label, click the merge field whose label you want to change,
type the new label, and then select the new label. If the Link inspector isn’t open,
choose Insert > Merge Field or Insert > Sender Field. Otherwise, in the Merge pane of
the Link inspector, click Add (+), and choose Add Merge Field or Add Sender Field. If
the merge source is a Numbers document, select the Numbers table column header
that matches the records you want inserted into the field.