Mailmerge is redesigned from LO 5.2 to have 5 steps and open Mail merge toolbar.
What I lack is Data Sources (text) button in this toolbar. They are available via View -> Data Sources, or Ctrl+Shift+F4 but toolbar would be also useful.
This is enhancement request to add it. Looks like there's enough space.
And also Tools-Address Book Source.. button both for practical use and to direct user to use it since more experienced user doesn't need wizard.
Please add a screenshot where you think access to data sources is needed.
Created attachment 135303 [details]
Toolbar as proposed
If I'm right, we can use MM in 2 ways:
A. with MM Wizard, which is useful, but for less experienced users (inherited), or
B. directly via Data Sources, but we also need MM Toolbar then (with Caolan's fix from 5.3)
So my proposal for 2. is to:
1. have all the needed buttons in MM Toolbar (this bug)
2. add button (as a command, I know there's no space in existing toolbars) to show MM Toolbar (new bug)
Thanks for the proposal. Will suggest this change in the design meeting.
Lem me explain why I proposed text buttons:
- other buttons are mostly text buttons
- icon may not be obvious
- there's enough space now.
In the design meeting we agreed with the idea.
About icons vs. text (comment 5) we should have good icons and let the user decide whether she wants to enable text or not (customize toolbar > icons). The current layout with text only does not respect the user settings.
(Removing needsUX and adding easyhack as this change can be done with xml knowledge)
@Jan-Marek, this one might be interesting for you.
Added new buttons into Mail Merge toolbar:
Serge Krot committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#109118 Added new buttons into Mail Merge toolbar
It will be available in 6.0.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
OK, as requested, thanks.
Data Sources has an icon, Address Book Source is a text.
I previously mentioned a new button to show MM Toolbar, which would be another bug.
I'm afraid of standard lack of space, although that wouldn't be visible by default.
One may notice we don't have those icons for all toolbars, just for Track Changes.