I apologise for the misspelling of your name previously by my phone
autocorrect. I reread the 6.0 guide again and it took me a while to see
what you meant.
My method is similar but simpler for basic applications in that creating
the data source first is not required, the data source is seamlessly
created and opened from a spread sheet from Calc or Excel or a CSV that
someone might send you to print or send in a document and from which the
fields can be inserted.
It is a different single process workflow which myself and our employees
find simpler to use and I will look to follow your recommendation to
include it in a the wiki at help.libreoffice.org.
On 02/05/2020 19:31, Pulkit Krishna wrote:
It is mentioned in WG 6.0. First the steps you mentioned are written
the the mail merge wizard is described.
On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 12:50 PM Steve Edmonds
<firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
I will look for the wiki site. I looked at the 6.0 writer guide
which is the latest I found and that didn't show my method. Where
could I find later guides.
On Thu, 30 Apr 2020, 14:39 Pulkit Krishna,
<firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
The mail merge discussion is going for base guide not writer
guide. So we cannot include calc. Secondly, the steps you
mentioned are already in writer guide, I don't think there is
any relation of the steps with base Guide, so there is no need
to include them. You can create a short tutorial with the
steps though and add it to the wiki.
On 30 Apr 2020 6:17 a.m., "Steve Edmonds"
I have been following the messages in regards to the Mail
of the guide.
I don't use the merge for mailing. I print bar code labels
with it for
serial numbered products and print individualised product
I have never found the explanations in the guide easy to
follow and so
do it another way that to me seems "simpler". Possibly
stemming back to
my use of Word for DOS or Smartsuite (both so long ago I
am not sure).
I am not sure if there is interest in adding the following
will briefly explain, to the manual. Below is the
useful in schools and sports.
1. Create a Calc sheet containing the information fields
to print and
save it. The first row should contain column titles like
2. In Writer create all your text and images, borders,
as you want it to look but without the inserted fields.
3. In Writer place the cursor where you want to insert
data from the
Calc sheet. I.e. it could be a students name for an award
4. From the menu Insert>Field>More Fields
5. Select the Database tab
6. Select the Type = Mail merge fields.
7. If your Calc sheet from 1 does not show in the Database
panel, click Browse at "Add database file" below and find
your Calc sheet.
8. Your Calc sheet will show in the Database selection
panel. Expand the
DB and the sheet and select the field with the names to
print on the
9. Click insert.
Now when you go to print you will be asked if you want to
print a form
letter, you can answer yes and select the records to print
in Mail merge.
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