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Opens the Mail Merge dialog, which helps you in printing and saving form letters.
Insert at least one address database field into a text document, then start printing the document. Answer 'Yes' to the question whether you want to print a form letter.
LibreOffice was reviewed within my company as a possible replacement to Office 365 (namely the desktop applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Whereas LibreOffice is an excellent program, ranking well above applications like Google Docs, it still isn't exactly a pop-in replacement for Microsoft Office.
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During printing, the database information replaces the corresponding database fields (placeholders). For more information about inserting database fields refer to the Database tab page under Insert - Fields - Other.
Determines the number of records for printing the form letter. One letter will be printed for each record.
Processes all the records from the database.
Processes only the marked records from the database. This option is only available when you have previously marked the necessary records in the database.
Specifies which records to include in your form letter.
Specifies the number of the first record to be printed.
Specifies the number of the last record to be printed.
Determines whether to send your form letters to a printer or save them to a file.
Prints the form letters.
Saves the form letters in files.
Single print jobs
Prints each form letter individually with the selected printer.
Specifies the path to store the form letters.
Opens the Select Path dialog.
Generate file name from
Specifies how the file name is generated.
Uses the content of the selected data field as the file name for the form letter.
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Creates the file name based on the text you enter, followed by a serial number.
Starts the Mail Merge Wizard to create form letters or send e-mail messages to many recipients.
I use LibreOffice because I don't want my work locked up in unreadable formats. Apple no longer supports Appleworks, of course, and no longer supports older documents in Pages.
I have severe rsi, and sensory and coordination issues.
I can't disable the flashing cursors in LibreOffice. Flashing anything makes it hard for me to see, can hurt, and can be disorienting, so it makes it hard to check where I've been typing. LibreOffice defers to a system setting, and OS X uses different settings; I can disable some flashing cursors in OS X but not LibreOffice's flashing cursors.
I would like to be able to use Dragon for Mac, if and when the construction pain dies down, to be able to disable all autoformatting, and to be able to open my .odt files and save back to .odt or another open not-scheduled-for-obscelence format. Ideally also .epub or .html.