Issue 84156 - Mail Merge Wizard - Limitations
Summary: Mail Merge Wizard - Limitations
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Normal with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-12-01 16:27 UTC by peterhb
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description peterhb 2007-12-01 16:27:01 UTC
It's difficult to see a benefit from using the wizard, as opposed to creating a
form letter manually, mainly because of the following limitations.

1.In Step 4 creating the salutation will only allow the sex related Mr. and Mrs.
It makes no allowance for Miss, nor does it permit sexless addressing such as
Dr., or The Right Honourable etc..

2.Still in Step 4, it is possible to bodge something like "Dr. Crippen", but
only by creating an impossible trigger for recognising a female recipient, such
that the merge defaults to male. Of course one cannot have a prefix such as
"Dear" in this case and it has to be manually entered in Step 6.

3.Again in Step 4, the General salutation is not editable and the default values
are – a technical term here – somewhat limited. It would be a big step forward
if this list could be edited and data source fields entered, so as to support 2)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-12-02 20:56:02 UTC
Reassigned to HI.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-13 18:30:17 UTC
1,2. Custom Salutation isn't working - step 2. Customize salutation is disabled.
3. Only four options in General salutation list box.
AOO410m14(Build:9760)  -  Rev. 1573601
2014-03-03 17:47:48 (Mo, 03 Mrz 2014)
Win 7
Comment 3 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:09 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".