Bug 34428 - MAILMEGE No option to print out single document
Summary: MAILMEGE No option to print out single document
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 32899
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2011-02-18 00:51 UTC by Espen
Modified: 2011-02-18 02:10 UTC (History)
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Description Espen 2011-02-18 00:51:41 UTC
In OOo 3.2.1 there is an option when doing mail merge and print out to choose single print outs. This is removed in LibO 3.3.0 and workaround is also not working. Which means I am stuck in OOo 3.2.1 for now.

Here is how to get to the problem:
You have made a mail merge document and want to print them out. You choose File->Print out and then answer Yes on the following question and you get the mail merge window. Here are a lot of option and one of them is where to send the mail merge, Outdata(Utdata in Norwegian). You have two options: Printer or File. When you choose Printer there are an option in OOo3.2.1 to choose single print outs(Enkeltutskrifter in Norwegian) which are not there in LibO 3.3.0

Workaround that are not working either:
You could choose File and then choose individual documents and NOT one document. But this also generate one file and not the individual documents which I want.

Why is this option so important?
Our printer can fold and staple the print outs. Then to use this feature it is very important to print out single documents and not all in one. Because if I print out as one file the printer will print staple and fold all entries as one! But I want to fold and staple each document in the mail merge, not every document in the mail merge stapled together!
Comment 1 Alex Thurgood 2011-02-18 00:55:37 UTC
This report is a duplicate of bug 32899

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 32899 ***
Comment 2 Espen 2011-02-18 01:14:32 UTC
Bug 32899 is only the workaround bug. 

The option to print mail merge single files are still removed from OOo 3.2.1.
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2011-02-18 02:10:37 UTC

There are several ways of doing a mailmerge, either as described in issue 32899 or via the Print option when a document has database fields, but they both rely on the _same_ underlying mechanism, and the step where individual documents were created stemmed from that original mechanism, that is still available in OOo 3.2.1, but not in OOo 3.3.0 or LibreOffice 3.3.0 (or 3.3.1 RC1 for that matter).

So this bug report is still a duplicate of 32899.