[Solved] Resolved/Mail merge

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[Solved] Resolved/Mail merge

Postby DaketheSnake1 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:15 am

Hello All,

I'm still trying to learn to use the Apache OpenOffice Mail Merge. I never realized it could be so difficult. I had no problem with Microsoft Office but I can no longer afford it.

How do I use it for envelopes? I do not create form letters because I dislike receiving them. All I want to do is to enter my return address, save it, then later just enter the addressee's address, stick an envelope in the printer and print it. Sounds real simple.

Can someone please help?

Thanks Very Much.
Last edited by thomasjk on Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:02 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: mail merge

Postby thomasjk » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:37 am

This old blog post http://openoffice.blogs.com/openoffice/envelopes/ is still relevant to your situation. Scroll down to July 24, 2009 and the following entry Nov. 10, 2008. For more mail merge help this old but excellent article is very helpful http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/art ... office_org.
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Re: mail merge

Postby DaketheSnake1 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:16 am

I don't know why but when I post a question/discussion on this website, at the bottom of the post it shows my OS as Windows 7 64 bit.
I have not used that in quite a while. I now use Windows 10 64 bit. I tried to edit this in my profile but found no way to do it.
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Re: mail merge

Postby Bill » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:16 pm

Try "edit signature" in your profile.
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Re: mail merge

Postby Villeroy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:27 pm

DaketheSnake1 wrote:All I want to do is to enter my return address, save it, then later just enter the addressee's address, stick an envelope in the printer and print it.

And what is your problem? You don't need any mail merge. All you need is a template with the right paper size, a frame with your address and another frame for the other address.
menu:Insert>Envelope...
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Mail merge

Postby DaketheSnake1 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:42 am

Thanks Villeroy,

I believe I got it resolved now.
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Re: Resolved/Mail merge

Postby DaketheSnake1 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:50 am

This post is resolved. Thanks for all the replies.
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