Using mail merge within a text document, if I click on "data to fields" icon, save the doc, closeit, reopen it and try to print it, the print process just asks if i want to do a mail merge, but nothing happens.
Without data in filds, it works fine.
How to reproduce the bug:
1) Create a text doc and insert fields from a registered database.
2) Select a record on the data source and click on "data to fields"
3) Save the doc and close.
4) Open the doc and file->print
See it in action: http://mrjive.it/~mrjive/tmp/mailmergebug-1.ogv
Actually I discovered that the problem is that mailmerge won't work at all after save/close/open. So maybe I should change the subject of the bug report.
I'm running LO (but the same with OOo) on debian GNU/Liniux (both 32 and 64).
OOo -> debian package
LO -> downloaded from documentfoundation.org
Can anyone confirm this please?
[Reproducible] with my own mail merge data base and "LibreOffice 3.3.0Beta3 - WIN XP DE [OOO330m9 (build 220.127.116.11)]"
I tried this 'step by step' referring to the video. But:
I could reproduce it in:
- LibreOffice 3.3 beta3 - SLED 11 sp1 x64
I could NOT reproduce it in:
- LibreOffice 3.3 beta3 - SLED 11 sp1 i586
- LibreOffice 3.3 beta3 - Windows XP 32
Created attachment 40737 [details]
Patch to review for 3.3
Patch looks reasonable to me; but we're getting really close to release ... if we broke this code path completely - what would break ? - all of mail-merge, or the (already not working) data->fields functionality ? :-)
(In reply to comment #5)
> Patch looks reasonable to me; but we're getting really close to release ... if
> we broke this code path completely - what would break ? - all of mail-merge, or
> the (already not working) data->fields functionality ? :-)
Only the already not working print feature with merge would be affected by this patch.
Then lets get it in :-) thanks !
Fixed in 3.3 and master by commits:
Verified in RC4 - Closed - Sophie
This is a Writer issue, therefore changed 'Component' field accordingly. This also allows us to remove the '[WRITER]' from teh Summary.