As you can see, it is easy to select the merge fields and insert them into the word document. I will post a screen shot from later version of word, but suffice to say that later versions of word really did wreak this nice process. I leave it to you to find the strange little button that drops down the merge field list in later versions of word.
For later versions, click on the following button to display the merge fields.
Word 2000 and later you get:
If the above tool bar does not show, then
go tools->Letters and mailings->Show mail merge tool bar. (it usually shows. but
for some reason some pc's don't see the above tool bar unless you turn it on.)
When done, just close the doc, or even close word. You will be asked to save the doc, and you just have to answer yes, as the file name is already set for you.
At this point, you are now back to the merge pop up screen, and you can now select the template.
Note that when you merge with the template, the result has NO merge fields in it. It is a nice standalone document that you can print, email, or do whatever you want with (there is no connection to the access file that remains).