Issue 64944 - MailMerge wizard doesn't take the marked data from the data base browser
Summary: MailMerge wizard doesn't take the marked data from the data base browser
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: printing (show other issues)
Version: 680m164
Hardware: All All
: P2 Trivial with 11 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-05-01 10:45 UTC by mvg
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description mvg 2006-05-01 10:45:06 UTC
In 1.x I use the data base browser to print multiple selections with one mouse
click. In 2.0.2(..m165) the symbol in the data base button bar starts the
wizard, where I have to _deselect_ the unwanted entries. If I use the normal
printing button there is a question for circular letter and afterwards a very
small dialog to select data that has the same functionality like the data
browser of 1.x. But also here my marked selection in the data base browser isn't

The circular letter symbol shows different behavior when adding into the data
base button bar or in the menu File (i.e.).
 data base button bar = letter wizard
 menu = this document? + the small dialog from above

I like to have a button just to print the marked data.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-05-02 08:58:29 UTC
Reassigned to HI.
Comment 2 aoo-bugs 2006-06-02 10:56:34 UTC
*** Issue 64944 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 3 h.ilter 2006-06-06 10:52:12 UTC
I was able to print selected data.
Please give a detailed stept by step description to reproduce the problem.
Comment 4 edeku 2006-06-07 14:21:33 UTC
I just tried it the same way, OOo 2.0.2 on Win XP Home:
* created a circular letter
* used the direct print button
* dialog came up with question "do i wish to print a circular letter"
* I agreed
* dialog came up to select records
* I selected 2 different records(1 and 3) from 5
* print marked records was automatically selected
* I start printing in file

Everything worked as desired.
Comment 5 aoo-bugs 2006-06-10 00:30:37 UTC
@hi: here is a description of my perception of the problem, maybe it differs   
from that of the OP:    
1- create serial letter e.g. using the wizard, in last step save the document    
2- open the document created in step 1, open the data browser F4    
3- select several records, say 2 + 4 (out of 5) using ctrl+click  
Problem #1 (that of the OP, how I understand it) arises when using the mail 
merge wizard for printing 
4a- click mail merge button 
5a- to use current document just click "Next" 3 times 
6a- to select individual records for printing you have to deselect the 
unwanted records in step 5 of the wizard, your recent selection from the data 
browser is ignored 
Problem #2 arises when you print by printing dialog (button or menu) 
4b- print the document using direct print button or file->print 
5b- after answering the "form letter" dialog with "yes", a new data browser 
comes up in the printing dialog - but with no selected records, so the 
selection from the big data brwoser in the document is lost and you have to 
select again. 
The Problem is that the data browser in the print dialog 
- is very small, so if want to select records based on a field somewhere far 
right, you have to scroll horizontally a lot;  
- not resizable vertically, so if you want to select several individual ranges 
of records you have to scroll vertically a lot; 
- does not take care of the selections made in the "ordinary" (F4) data 
Comment 6 h.ilter 2006-06-12 09:56:11 UTC
HI->OS: That would be a nice improvement.
- Open a doc with mailmerge fields
- open beamer and select some recipients
- Click on print button
-> Do you want to print/merge only the selected datas?
I think it's difficult to catch the selected datas at step 6, when you start
Comment 7 Oliver Specht 2007-06-06 12:53:40 UTC
Subject changed
Target set to OOo Later
Reassigned to requirements.