RTF fields in mail merge

asked 2018-02-13 20:17:10 +0200

JonC gravatar image

I have a spreadsheet with formatted data in one column as a data source. I then set up a template in writer and mail merge from the source. I can't find any way to have the data in the merged field keep the same formatting, colours etc.. as in the spreadsheet. I can copy/paste special as rtf into the documents produced after the merge, which gives a perfect result, but kind of misses the point of mail merge :) I understand that this problem is a consequence of how the data is moved between the two applications. I have tried things like using DDE links but nothing seems to work. I have no skills in using macro's. So... is there a work-around which I am missing or is this something which could potentially be added as an option to libre office.. it would be MASSIVELY useful!

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Kruno gravatar imageKruno ( 2018-02-14 10:32:01 +0200 )edit