Bug 133194 - Commandline update and serial print of form letter
Summary: Commandline update and serial print of form letter
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Mail-Merge Commandline
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Reported: 2020-05-20 13:17 UTC by Timur
Modified: 2022-03-30 12:17 UTC (History)
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Description Timur 2020-05-20 13:17:42 UTC
Commandline headless options are great and versatile. 
What's missing is update and  print form letter.
That would be useful for usage but also for LO QA and bug triage. 

Update (yes, no) if file contains links to external data is analogous to GUI question. No should be default. 

GUI also also asks whether to print form letter / serial print / mail merge. 
That's missing now, current print command --pt will just print document as seen. 

Form letter offers options to print all records or selection but all is fine.
Form letter can print to printer or to file. 
Printer is more simple, no need for additional arguments and just option --form would be nice. 
Print to file has options single or individual files, location.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2020-09-04 14:28:28 UTC
I showed this in dev IRC and both Noel and Miklos wondered, if is it possible to do all this in a macro and then just use the existing macro:/// URL machinery to trigger it from the cmdline
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2020-09-04 16:23:25 UTC
Example from Thorsten:

macro:///Project.Module.Function(string_param)
Comment 3 Timur 2022-03-30 12:17:58 UTC
This stays Unconfirmed but let me put New, until more input is here.