Issue 115526 - Inconsistent letter generation using MailMerge to send E-mails
Summary: Inconsistent letter generation using MailMerge to send E-mails
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m18
Hardware: Other Windows 7
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-11 02:09 UTC by x046866x
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

.eml file of the E-Mail (39.55 KB, text/plain)
2010-11-11 02:12 UTC, x046866x
no flags Details
Text document used for merge (29.53 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2010-11-11 10:10 UTC, x046866x
no flags Details
Spreadsheet used as data source (60.80 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2010-11-11 10:10 UTC, x046866x
no flags Details

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Description x046866x 2010-11-11 02:09:59 UTC
Whenever I use the MailMerge to generate E-mails I frequently see confused 
characters in the E-mail.  Like:
works out in favor of increased attendance:


< td style="text-align:left;width:0.9563in; " class="Table70_A1">

This did not appear on all the E-mails but several of them.  Additionally the 
name "Donald" and "O'Donnell" did not appear here in the template that was used 
to create the mailing (and no inserted fields around this either...they were at 
the top of the note).
Comment 1 x046866x 2010-11-11 02:12:21 UTC
Created attachment 74047 [details]
.eml file of the E-Mail
Comment 2 eric.savary 2010-11-11 09:54:29 UTC
Please attach the document merge (odt) and a spreadsheet containing the merge data.
Comment 3 x046866x 2010-11-11 10:09:27 UTC
I should have attached those when I opened the ticket...sorry about that.

Comment 4 x046866x 2010-11-11 10:10:17 UTC
Created attachment 74482 [details]
Text document used for merge
Comment 5 x046866x 2010-11-11 10:10:44 UTC
Created attachment 74483 [details]
Spreadsheet used as data source
Comment 6 h.ilter 2010-11-18 13:13:29 UTC
@x046866x: How does the document look like at step 7 when you click the button
"Edit individual document..."
Are the fields filled correctly and do you see any wrong characters?
Comment 7 x046866x 2010-11-19 01:07:37 UTC
I did not save this document in Merged format, although I have seen this occur 
several times arbitrarily when I E-mailed something I have never seen this occur 
when I generated a mailing for print.  Something happening on the hydration to 
Comment 8 h.ilter 2010-11-25 09:58:21 UTC
@OS: I get another character like "Â" where I have no clue for it.
Comment 9 eric.savary 2010-11-25 11:25:09 UTC
@x046866x: what is your system locale (language)? Which mail program are you using?
It looks like paragraph marks or line breaks are wrongly encoded ("Â~" is a
typical mark of it.)
Comment 10 x046866x 2010-11-25 23:47:31 UTC
Locale setting is "Default - English (USA)"
Comment 11 Martin Hollmichel 2011-03-16 11:44:33 UTC
set target 3.x since not relevant for 3.4 release.
Comment 12 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:15:28 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".