Mailing Program Guidelines

Get the information you need out of popular software packages

We accept plain text files for monthly mailing lists.

.CSV and .TXT files are examples of commonly used plain text file types.

Not sure if your file is plain text or not? Open the file you wish to send to us in notepad. If there is a lot of symbols and characters you do not recognize, the file is not in plain text and we cannot use it.

An example of a valid fixed length file would look like:

    4123      John Doe    Pittsburgh   PA
    75672     Jane Doe    Chester      WV
    44678     Jason Doe   Chester      WV
    45345     Jamie Doe   Pittsrbugh   PA
  

An example of a valid .CSV or comma seperated file would look like:

    4123,John Doe,Pittsburgh,PA
75672,Jane Doe,Chester,WV
44678,Jason Doe,Chester,WV
45345,Jaime Doe,Pittsburgh,PA
-OR-
    "4123","John Doe","Pittsburgh","PA"
"75672","Jane Doe","Chester","WV"
"44678","Jason Doe","Chester","WV"
"45345","Jaime Doe","Pittsburgh","PA"

Excel Files

Please convert your Microsoft Excel files to a .CSV file. Converting your Excel file to a .CSV file is very easy. Simply open your Excel file, and go to "File" then "Save As". From the drop down list of file types, locate CSV Comma Delimited and click the "Save Button". Look for the file with the .CSV extension in the location you saved it and send that file to us.

Word Files

Please convert your Microsoft Word documents to plain text files. Converting your Word file to a .TXT file is also very easy. Simply open your Word file, then click "File", then "Save As". From the drop down list of file types, locate Plain Text .TXT and click the "Save Button". Look for the file with the .TXT extension in the location you saved it and send that file to us.

File Exporting from popular software

Here are some guidelines to help you get the information you need out of some of the most popular software packages used for managing your members. We do not support this software. If you require further assistance with these software packages, please contact your software vendor or the software company directly. Select your software from the list below:

ACS Software
Church Windows Software
CMS (Church Management System) Version 5
Logos II Software
Catholic ParishOffice Software
PDS - VER 17
PDS Church Office Management
Revelations Software
Shelby Windows