Linked by Adam S on Wed 18th Jun 2008 18:20 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Features, Office Michael Crider at Freesoftware Magazine has written a fine, detailed howto on using Mail Merge in OpenOffice, full of useful tips and screenshots. This is one of the better OpenOffice.org tutorials.
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This is great!
by bornagainenguin on Wed 18th Jun 2008 20:13 UTC
bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

We need more articles like this, educating people on how to get more out of their FLOSS! Personally i'd like it if there were better tools available for us to be able to make use of Evolution Mail, since it seems to be the default choice for mail in so many Linux Distros!

--bornagainpenguin

PS: Check out the funny cartoon on the top right! Too true...

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Is it just me?
by vondur on Wed 18th Jun 2008 21:49 UTC
vondur
Member since:
2005-07-07

Or is it really complicated to do a mail merge in OpenOffice?

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RE: Is it just me?
by PascalP on Wed 18th Jun 2008 21:56 UTC in reply to "Is it just me?"
PascalP Member since:
2007-01-21

This is even the easier method. There is an assistant built into OpenOffice, but it's total crap.
Unfortunately, corporate policy requires that only OpenOffice shall be used by our employees, so I regularly have to assist them when it comes to mail merge, which they could have done all by themselves if they were allowed to use MS Office (heck, we do even own the licences...)

At least OpenOffice comes in a neat MSI package.

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RE: Is it just me?
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 19th Jun 2008 01:22 UTC in reply to "Is it just me?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Tell me about it. It would be faster to just dump the contents of the spreadsheeet into an SQL DB and use a bit of PHP to do the merging.

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