Issue 83716 - Mail Merge Unreliability
Summary: Mail Merge Unreliability
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-11-17 11:20 UTC by jargonfree
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description jargonfree 2007-11-17 11:20:28 UTC
I am new to the openoffice project so if I am posting this in the wrong place,
please forgive me and point me in the right direction.

I am a UK IT consultant, who actively promotes & instructs in Openoffice, and
one of the very few issues that gives users consistent problems compared with
office is Mail Merge in general, and specifically hiding fields in labels &
addresses with blank data.  I use & instruct on both Windows & Mac versions.

I am familiar with the usual workarounds, but they are beyond the average office
user.  It would be advantageous imho to develop improved mail merge
functionality.  However, I am not a programmer (other than very basic stuff),
but would help in any way I can by producing documentation when the change is

There needs to be a simple, consistant interface - and the ability to use data
sources more flexibly would be advantageous.

Thanks, Roy Glover.
Comment 1 christoph.lukasiak 2008-05-07 09:45:23 UTC

clu->jargonfree: you are exactly at the right point here .. unfortunately we
have much more good ideas for features than manpower to realize them, but as a
valid idea, i send it further to the requirements team

thx for your support
Comment 2 christoph.lukasiak 2008-05-07 09:46:26 UTC
send further to the requirements team
Comment 3 christoph.lukasiak 2008-06-18 13:09:57 UTC
Comment 4 cno 2009-07-02 21:01:59 UTC
with due respect to jargonfree and the general idea:
I would say that the mentioned problem and idea is much to general to accept as
such as issue...