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Using Mail Merge

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This is Chapter 11 of the OpenOffice.org 2.x Writer Guide (Third edition), produced by the OOoAuthors group. A PDF of this chapter is available from the OOoAuthors Guides page at OpenOffice.org.


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 as an alternative to printing it directly.
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