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FedEx mailing lists
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:40:00 AM »
I have to handle a FedEx mailing today because I use computers so I can do everything.

I read in one of the emails to not open the converted .csv file in office because it screws the formatting up. My question is since all our lists come as spreadsheets what is the best program to use to save a .xls to a .csv to best import into FedEx's address book?

I've need posts before about MS orifice screwing with mail merge formatting so I was wondering if anyone has any experience with FedEx mass mailings.
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Re: FedEx mailing lists
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 12:03:32 PM »
I just did a tax list. I opened the .xls file in OpenOffice and fixed all of the stupidity and saved it out as a tab-delimited text file but you can save it out as a .csv file too which is actually the default. Mine wasn't for a mailing but for InDesign to run in a local newspaper. Worked great for me.
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Re: FedEx mailing lists
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 12:04:29 PM »
I just use excel to create and/or modify the list, then save as .csv
Watch the leading zeros in the zip code when saving .csv

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Re: FedEx mailing lists
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 12:34:19 PM »
Wonderful, thanks guys.

I just went through it with the nice FedEx girl and it's pretty simple after you fix the formatting.
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I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
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Re: FedEx mailing lists
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 01:44:17 PM »
F-bomb, I hear you use computers. Would you mind installing a new pool for me in the spring?
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 01:50:51 PM »

F-bomb, I hear you use computers. Would you mind installing a new pool for me in the spring?
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 01:51:11 PM »
I need a new bathroom built and my riding lawn mower needs the belt changed too if you have any free time Farabomb.

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 01:52:08 PM »

I need a new bathroom built and my riding lawn mower needs the belt changed too if you have any free time Farabomb.

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 02:14:43 PM »
I also have some websites I need developed. You can do that too, I'm sure.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2013, 02:23:47 PM »
Thank god the boss is too busy finding motorcycle parts online to find this thread or you'd be giving him ideas.
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Re: FedEx mailing lists
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2013, 02:46:13 PM »


I need a new bathroom built and my riding lawn mower needs the belt changed too if you have any free time Farabomb.

(Safari auto-correct keeps changing "Farabomb" to "Firebomb" for some reason today! :laugh:
I had to edit my post because I mistakenly got autocorrected from Skryber to Sky bear


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