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mail-merge failing

I've been using mail merge in open and libre office for several years now. I recently upgraded to LO 4.2.6.3 running on linux mint 17 64 bit. Mail merge has become very unreliable. Sometimes it works and usually it doesn't.

I use spreadsheets as the data source. I've created database files by opening LO Base, connecting to existing DB, DB type spreadsheet. I have 3 odb files or databases stored in the /home/username/Documents folder.

I have opened a LO writer odt file that has field names for one of these databases. I can press F4 to confirm that writer knows about the database and that the data is present within the database. Hovering over the field names in the writer document shows fields from the database I'm trying to use. When I select File-Print, writer displays the dialog box asking if I want to print a form letter? I select yes and then the Mail Merge dialog box opens. I select the fields I want to include in a printed report (the Records selector changes to indicate Selected Records), press OK and nothing happens. The printer select dialog never opens to select printer and printer options. Nothing happens and nothing prints.

I have also tried going through the same steps but selecting print to a file. That will open a file name dialog - but no output or file is created.

Is there something I can do to get mail merge to work again? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!!

mail-merge failing

I've been using mail merge in open and libre office for several years now. I recently upgraded to LO 4.2.6.3 running on linux mint 17 64 bit. Mail merge has become very unreliable. Sometimes it works and usually it doesn't.

I use spreadsheets as the data source. I've created database files by opening LO Base, connecting to existing DB, DB type spreadsheet. I have 3 odb files or databases stored in the /home/username/Documents folder.

I have opened a LO writer odt file that has field names for one of these databases. I can press F4 to confirm that writer knows about the database and that the data is present within the database. Hovering over the field names in the writer document shows fields from the database I'm trying to use. When I select File-Print, writer displays the dialog box asking if I want to print a form letter? I select yes and then the Mail Merge dialog box opens. I select the fields I want to include in a printed report (the Records selector changes to indicate Selected Records), press OK and nothing happens. The printer select dialog never opens to select printer and printer options. Nothing happens and nothing prints.

I have also tried going through the same steps but selecting print to a file. That will open a file name dialog - but no output or file is created.

Is there something I can do to get mail merge to work again? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!!