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Le 08/06/2013 20:16, Doug a écrit :

What the heck is a mail merge? I use Thunderbird, i wouldn't have any idea
how to do any kind of mail in a word processor. And I don't know why I'd
ever want to.

Say you want to send an invitation by mail to your 10.000 friends. You simply write the letter once with "holes" within. Then you merge (hence the name) the letter and the missing data which is stored in a seperate "database" (LibO uses the "datasource" term). As a result you get 10.000 different letters, from just one.

Of course, a private person might not use that feature frequently, but any company which wants to advertise does this very often.
Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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