Thanks for the reply.
However, I created MY data base (with over 950 entries already) in Word's mail merge wizard. HE entered his info into an Excel spreadsheet (approx 300 entries).
I messed around with trying to marry to the two data bases -- but I guess I'm just an idiot and couldn't make it work.
After fooling around for several hours I gave up and just started typing his information into my Word base. I think I should've just done that to begin with.
Anyway, the good news is that all of HIS names are now in MY data base and I've managed to get ALL of the merged lists out of it that I needed.
I appreciate your time and effort, but I am/was running a very short deadline -- thank goodness I type 99 wpm (and that was timed on an IBM Selectric typewriter!!!!)