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asked 2013-01-10 21:49:27 +0200

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I am making a phone, address, email roster in LO Writer from data included in a LO Base query. It includes two lines, second line is indented. I included the Next record "command" at the end of the second line. I included a paragraph return at the end of both lines. The output produces all 250 records, EXCEPT each record is on a separate page. I'm sure this something simple to correct, but I do not know how. Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi Anon -- Still looking for an answer here?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-04-28 20:05:48 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-06-09 11:08:11 +0200

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updated 2013-06-09 11:18:10 +0200

  1. Take a mature LibreOffice version (I have 3.6.5/WinXP, 4.0.3 still seems buggy)
  2. Copy the two lines you have created and paste them repeatedly until the end of the (first) page.
  3. From the last line on the page, remove the "Next record" field (works better with View > Field names" switched ON), as at the and of a page, LibreOffice by default moves to the next record in the database. So removing this command prevents losing a record.
  4. With Mail Merge wizard choose "Save merged document > Save as single document"

In the end you should have something like

=== TOP OF PAGE ===

<database.firstfield> <database.secondfield> <database.lastfield><nextrecord:database>

<database.firstfield> <database.secondfield> <database.lastfield><nextrecord:database>

[...]

<database.firstfield> <database.secondfield> <database.lastfield><nextrecord:database>

<database.firstfield> <database.secondfield> <database.lastfield>

=== END OF PAGE ===

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