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Mail Lists

Postby jjshaw » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:29 pm

I need to set up 3 mail lists:
1. Persons with email addresses
2. Persons with text capabilities
3. Persons with neither
How do I get started? Do I use "business cards" to set up?
Can I transfer contacts from Apple contacts into the new mail list with Open Office?
Open Office 3.1
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Re: Mail Lists

Postby John_Ha » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:38 pm

For a paper letter, see Mail Merge in Chapter 11 of the Writer User Guide which gives full instructions for a mail merge. You will need a spreadsheet with the data, a database which can be empty but must be registered, and a document with fields.

Search the forum with mail merge for many posts.

For an email distribution list use the Distribution List facuility in your email cleint.

As a new poster you will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date AOO Writer for Students and the Writer User Guide. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem

The chapter headings in the manual are:

1 - Introducing Writer
2 - Setting up Writer
3 - Working with Text
4 - Formatting Pages
5 - Printing, Exporting, Faxing and E-Mailing
6 - Introduction to Styles
7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.
AOO 4.1.6, Windows 10 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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