Using Mail Merge

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This is Chapter 11 of the OpenOffice.org 3 Writer Guide, produced by the OOoAuthors group. A PDF of this chapter is available from this wiki page. The PDFs are up to date for the second edition of the book, and the wiki pages for this chapter have been updated.


What is mail merge?

OpenOffice.org (OOo) Writer provides very useful features to create and print:

  • Multiple copies of a document to send to a list of different recipients (form letters)
  • Mailing labels
  • Envelopes

All these facilities, though different in application, are based around the concept of a registered “data source”, from which is derived the variable address information necessary to their function.

This chapter describes the entire process. The steps include:

  1. How to create and register a data source.
  2. How to create and print form letters, mailing labels, and envelopes.
  3. Optionally, how to save the output in an editable file instead of printing it directly.


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