How to display mailing toolbar permanently?


just installed LibO 64-bit with a brand new user profile.
I want to set the “mailing toolbar” always visible.
(our users are looking for the step 7 & 8 of the old mailing assistant, those are now in the “mailing toolbar”)

I tried :

  • display\toolbar\mailing, it shows up but when i quit and open Writer, it doesn’t show up
  • display\toobar\mailing, save as “template”, make it “default template”. Quit Writer / Open Writer => “mailing toolbar” doesn’t show up

Any idea ?

Thank you, it works, nice trick.

in Tools\Customize\Toolbars, I did not find a way to make a copy of an existing toolbar (to get all its components).
I guess you meant create an empty toolbar, and then add each items one-by-one to imitate the mail merge toolbar.

Here is what I did :

Tools\Customize\Toolbars, select “Mail Merge” Toolbar, add a command to it, close LibO.
This created the file “mailmerge.xml” in my LibO user profile :

Then Open LibO, Tools\Customize\Toolbars, create new “Dummy” Toolbar, close LibO.
This created the file “custom_toolbar_34fb37a7.xml” in my LibO user profile :

Using notepad++, i copy/paste the code from mailmerge.xml into custom_toolbar_34fb37a7.xml and tada… working :slight_smile:

My “Dummy” toolbar (aka mailmerge toolbar copy) is now always here !!
Thank you !!!

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE toolbar:toolbar PUBLIC "-// OfficeDocument 1.0//EN" "toolbar.dtd">
<toolbar:toolbar xmlns:toolbar="" xmlns:xlink="" toolbar:uiname="Dummy">
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeWizard"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeFirstEntry"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergePrevEntry"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeCurrentEntry"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeNextEntry"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeLastEntry"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeExcludeEntry"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeCreateDocuments"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeSaveDocuments"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergePrintDocuments"/>
 <toolbar:toolbaritem xlink:href=".uno:MailMergeEmailDocuments"/>

BTW - Thank You also for the quick copy. Hadn’t thought of that.

I believe your best bet is to create a custom toolbar. From menu Tools->Customize then Toolbars tab. Either create a new toolbar or add to an existing one. You can then save it to the document or LibreOffice. It will always appear unless unchecked unlike the Mail Merge toolbar. The same happens with the Table toolbar.

What you are showing in your tutorial doesn’t even look familiar to me, Brink! I have no idea what you have. It looks nothing like my screen. You are dealing with someone who really, really has no clue… I will have to study the screenshot steps before I can attempt to show you what I am seeing. It looks pretty overwhelming to me right now. Click here for getting more info…