It’s not really an issue of having a work around for LibreOffice, it’s more an issue of saving 10 minutes every time I want to do a mail merge from Quickbooks.
In Quickbooks there is a button at the top of an invoice, and in various other places throughout the software, where you can click a button which will launch MS Word pull up a Word Template and fill in the customer data for you. It can be used to generate things such as a collections letter just for that one customer or a variety of customers.
I don’t know how they are interfacing with Word to create the mail merge, but I know that Quickbooks doesn’t recognize LibreOffice even though LibreOffice is the default application for Word documents.
I’m just wondering, A: IF Intuit even wanted to create integration with LibreOffice does LibreOffice have the necessary hooks. And B: is there anything that LibreOffice could do to help out Intuit or eliminate any work on their part. Maybe trick Quickbooks into thinking that Writer is MS Word.
A plugin to “trick” the system (if possible) might have further reaching benefits with other applications that make use of Excel to run calculations or show import error messages. For example, Honeywell’s WinPak Access Control software tries to launch Excel with a list of error messages if an import fails. FireLite has a system configuration utility which tries to launch Excel to run a macro which creates a bill of materials.