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Thread: Openoffice mail merge

  1. #1
    silkmaze NNTP User

    Default Openoffice mail merge


    I have a question and I don't know if it belongs here in this section or
    even on this site.

    I have a number of Word files, containing names and addresses of
    clients.I have been entering them into the database on my laptop (Win
    XP) so that when I print out large number of letters I can use them in
    the mail merge section to automatically print the names, addresses and
    telephone numbers on the letters and the usual names and addresses on
    the envelopes or labels.

    The database I have entered this data into is a MS Access database. I
    can access using MS Access, and of course, MS Word.

    My question is this. Is there any way I can get the contents of this
    database, names, addresses, email addresses, etc, and use them in
    Openoffice? I have Openoffice installed on my laptop and on my Suse 10.3
    PC.

    Thanks for your help and suggestions.


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    john hudson NNTP User

    Default Re: Openoffice mail merge


    The simple answer is no unless you are using SQL Server for your Access
    tables which OO can be set up to access. If you are using the basic
    Access tables, then exporting them as CSV or Excel spreadsheets and
    importing them into OO Base is the quickest route.


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    queequeg NNTP User

    Default Re: Openoffice mail merge


    It can certainly be done. You just need to export your address info
    into something Openoffice can read such as an .xls or .csv file like the
    above post stated. The Openoffice.org forums have good discussions on
    this type of situation and may have some walkthroughs if you get stuck.


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