Issue 115861 - mail merge - user defined salutation not correctly inserted into document
Summary: mail merge - user defined salutation not correctly inserted into document
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2.1
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2010-12-01 10:07 UTC by kronecker
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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step 4 (180.67 KB, image/jpeg)
2010-12-01 10:08 UTC, kronecker
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step 6 (160.71 KB, image/jpeg)
2010-12-01 10:09 UTC, kronecker
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required attachment (9.26 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2010-12-02 13:35 UTC, kronecker
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Description kronecker 2010-12-01 10:07:56 UTC
Dear Madame and Sir,

Please give me a Email and I will send You two 
screenshots to explain the problem even better.

In step 4 of setting up a serial letter
Config: Dear <Salutation> <Name>,
Preview: Dear Mr. Berner,
everthing seems fine, but

In step 6 it turns out that the program does not 
stick to what the preview promise?

It puts the address OK but not the salutation.
Instead one reads Dear <Salutation> <Name>,

So to me it seems a bug. The program does not replace 
the variables with the corresponding content?

Best Regards,
Comment 1 kronecker 2010-12-01 10:08:53 UTC
Created attachment 75201 [details]
step 4
Comment 2 kronecker 2010-12-01 10:09:23 UTC
Created attachment 75202 [details]
step 6
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2010-12-02 11:41:24 UTC
What kind of document is your mail merge letter based on? Could by that the
fields are placeholders, not variable fields.
Could you please attach the letter document to this issue? Thanks!
Comment 4 kronecker 2010-12-02 13:35:23 UTC
Created attachment 75218 [details]
required attachment
Comment 5 kronecker 2010-12-02 13:36:41 UTC
the issue should be easy reproducible with any *.odt document and 
the serial assistant...
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2010-12-02 14:29:21 UTC
OK, now I understood the problem... the manually entered field from step 4 won't
be inserted as field in the document.

MRU->OS: when creating a mail merge letter, it is possible to create a
personalized Salutation in step 4. Under "General Salutation" enter something
like "Dear <Last Name>" which will be displayed correctly with the database
content in the preview of step 4.
But this field content will not be inserted into the document (see step 6) -
instead the field name will be inserted as plain text.
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:15:49 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".