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A friend is a school teacher and needs to publish a report from the data she
keeps in an Excel document. In addition, she only has access to Word/Excel,
while Access is not available (she doesn't know databases, anyway.)

I originally thought Word's mail merge would do, but without programming, it
only supports reading data from a single sheet, while data is kept in
multiple sheets (one by year). Here's a screenshot of a mock document I
re-created in LO:

Unless someone knows of a good, programming-free, Excel-based solution, it
looks like the right way to solve this problem is to stop using Excel as
poor man's database, and write a real database application with tables,
relations, input forms and report output... but she obviously doesn't have
the skills, doesn't have internal resources available for help, and I can't
spend time on this.

I know it's akward to ask this in an LO mailing-list, but can someone
experimented confirm that there's no MS Office-based solution (either
internal or third-party), and that moving to LibreOffice Base is the way to

Thank you.

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