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Anna mail merge

Anna doesn't use Conference Badge

Shelly conference badge

Shelly uses Conference Badge

Monday

9.10am

Anna needs to make 325 name badges
The vendor’s meeting is just around the corner, registration is almost over and she needs professional name badges made.

9.10am

Shelly needs to make 325 name badges
The supplier's meeting is just around the corner, registration is almost over and she needs professional name badges made.

5 min later - 9.15am

“What's the best way?” she wonders
Bob, the IT guy suggests doing a mail merge. Bob doesn't take the time to explain much, so she googles it.

9.15am - 5 min later

She uploads her list to Conference Badge
She clicks on “New Event from Excel”, uploads the file with a single click and she’s ready to start designing.

15 min later - 9.35am

She looks for a mail merge tutorial  ⓘClippy
She finds one, it has many steps and a lot of room for error. It involves creating tables, verifying merge fields, adjusting gridlines…?

9.21am - 6 min later

Shelly starts designing the badges  ⓘEdit
She adds full names, job titles, the company’s logo, attendee type and adds QR codes for easy lead retrieval. All in 10 minutes.

9.33am - 12 min later

She places the order  ⓘRelaxed
In a couple of days she’ll receive all her badges stuffed and alphabetized, ready to be handed out to attendees.

9.36am - 3 min later

Shelly works on something else
With the name badge situation solved in under 30 minutes, she can focus on other more important aspects of her event.

 Task is done

1 hr 45 min later - 11.10am

Anna cracked the mail merge code!  ⓘConfused
Almost two hours later she was able populate the Word tables with the Excel information. But wait, some names don’t fit….

1 hr 5 min later - 12.15am

She fixes the problem  ⓘCounting
She has to go badge by badge, to make sure the full name fits inside the table she created, all 325 of them…

45 min later - 1.00pm

Anna now needs Avery templates
She uses her lunch time to drive to Staples to get Avery badges, hopefully there’s not a lot of traffic today.

55 min later - 1 .55pm

She needs to adjust the templates  ⓘPrint
While eating an egg sandwich she prints a test, and to nobody’s surprise, the badge don’t align at all…

40 min later - 2.35pm

Anna ends up wasting 4 full sheets  ⓘHopeful
She did it! It’s finally aligning, so she starts printing. Let’s just hope she bought enough Avery sheets.

45 min later - 3.20pm

She needs to work on other stuff  ⓘStressed
The day is coming to an end and Anna’s already behind in other parts of the event’s logistics. She’ll resume badge making tomorrow.

Tuesday

1 day later - 9.12am

She starts assembling the badges
With all her 325 badges printed, she can start inserting sheets into plastic holders. That will take her… a while.

2 hr 30 min later - 11.32am

Anna is finally done  ⓘDone
She finished assembling the badges, let’s hope they’re still in alphabetical order and that no one is missing... oh poor Anna.

Anna misused time and money
She wasted several hours for something that could have been achieved in under 30 minutes. She also doesn’t have attendee types printed nor QR codes for lead retrieval.

We do the heavy work for Shelly  ⓘAssemble
We print her badges double-sided on high quality paper, insert them into vinyl holders and sort them based on her preference. We will ship them using FedEx. She knows her badges will arrive on time and looking great, that's guaranteed!

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