Issue 36363 - Collate does not work with Mail Merge
Summary: Collate does not work with Mail Merge
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: printing (show other issues)
Version: 680m58
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-10-29 20:41 UTC by mecrider
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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test.sxc with 2 records, test.oot with merge fields and test.pdf with output (25.82 KB, application/octet-stream)
2004-12-02 21:32 UTC, mecrider
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Description mecrider 2004-10-29 20:41:05 UTC
When a single page form letter is printed and multiple copies are specified on
the Print dialogue, the collate checkbox has no affect on the order of printing.
 When the merged documents are sent as one print job ("Single print jobs" on
Mail Merge dialogue is not checked), I think Collate should act as if it is one
job - print the entire job before repeating any pages.

For example, if a database has two entries and you print a form letter, asking
for two copies collated, you will get Entry 1, Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry2.  What
should happen is Entry1, Entry 2, Entry 1, Entry 2.

I have verified this in OOo 1.1.3 on Linux and 1.9.58 on Windows NT.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-11-01 07:34:09 UTC
reassigned to HI.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2004-11-01 07:35:50 UTC
Comment 3 h.ilter 2004-11-01 09:52:55 UTC
HI->CJ: The new MailMerge doesn't offer this feature.
Comment 4 mecrider 2004-12-02 21:32:05 UTC
Created attachment 20046 [details]
test.sxc with 2 records, test.oot with merge fields and test.pdf with output
Comment 5 mecrider 2004-12-02 21:33:55 UTC
Sorry the attachment went on the wrong issue.  If someone else knows how to
delete the attachment and this comment they may.
Comment 6 christian.jansen 2005-05-23 09:52:29 UTC
CJ: This issue makes absolutely sense, but it is more an enhancement than a defect.