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

Thanks for your help and suggestions.


silkmaze’s Profile:
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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.


john_hudson’s Profile:
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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 forums have good discussions on
this type of situation and may have some walkthroughs if you get stuck.


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