Issue 43962 - Mail merge lacks custom fields
Summary: Mail merge lacks custom fields
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Normal with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 92590 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-03 08:33 UTC by fergusmurray
Modified: 2014-03-17 11:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
Developer Difficulty: ---

sample data to illustrate problem. (955.50 KB, application/octet-stream)
2005-03-03 08:37 UTC, fergusmurray
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Description fergusmurray 2005-03-03 08:33:22 UTC

We use mail merge to produce survey reports of PGM's.

We do this by generating a csv file from our survey software which contains
certain fields which we want to display in a word file. We then use Word's mail
merge feature to generates the completed report in Word.

We are unable to do this in openoffice as mail merge is locked into address
lists.  A lot of people who use mail merge in Word don't just use it for letter
heads, they use it to produce data reports and not being able to select custom
fields means that I can't get people away from Ms Word !

Could the custom fields be added ?
Comment 1 fergusmurray 2005-03-03 08:37:55 UTC
Created attachment 23281 [details]
sample data to illustrate problem.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-03-03 08:47:46 UTC
MRU->HI: pls evaluate.
Comment 3 h.ilter 2005-05-26 11:24:01 UTC
In current, only own created database offer this feature.
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-13 14:43:14 UTC
Can not display diagrams and photos given in attachment.
AOO410m14(Build:9760)  -  Rev. 1573601
2014-03-03 17:47:48 (Mo, 03 Mrz 2014)
Win 7
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-17 11:44:56 UTC
*** Issue 92590 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***