Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Mail Merge Still Lacks the ability to automatically suppress empty fields|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||issues@sw <issues>|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description vreid47362 2005-02-12 13:51:56 UTC
OpenOffice Writer's mail merge feature, although much improved, still lacks the ability to automatically suppress empty merge fields. Here's what I observed: 1. Create table with name, streetaddress1, streetaddress2, city, state, zip 2. Create letter template 3. Open mail merge wizard 4. Had to create a custom merge field template because none of the existing ones seem to correspond to U.S. address conventions (I'll file this issue separately) 5. Created the merged documents and had them saved a a separated file containing all of the merged letters 6. I intentionally left some streetaddress1 or streetaddress2 fields blank as would be the case in a production address list. 7. I had to go into the merge and manually remove blank lines left by the empty fields. Removing the empty field manually, is simple enough on a small address list, but on a large list this is very impractical. Please add a check box or some way to instruct the merge wizard to remove the blank lines and spaces caused by empty fields. Microsoft Word has had this functionality since Office95.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-02-14 07:56:58 UTC
reassigned to HI.
Comment 2 h.ilter 2005-02-16 15:49:50 UTC
Reassigned to CJ
Comment 3 christian.jansen 2005-05-20 15:03:24 UTC
CJ: Confirmed; Set target to OOo Later, but might be fixed earlier in a Product Patch.
Comment 4 phillg 2005-07-29 15:45:56 UTC
Dupe of existing missing "hide all blank lines" tick box bug *** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 36696 ***
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-17 22:01:48 UTC
The Issue you raised has been marked as 'Resolved' and not updated within the last 1 year+. I am therefore setting this issue to 'Verified' as the first step towards Closing it. If you feel this is incorrect, please re-open the issue and add any comments. Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-18 00:06:10 UTC
As per previous posting: Verified -> Closed. A Closed Issue is a Happy Issue (TM). Regards, Andrew