Problem description: Mailmerging is not possible in Draw like it is in Writer. In Writer you can add "other" fields from a Database, but not in Draw. This would allow functionality of using Draw in more ways, perhaps making it more comparable toward MS Publisher.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Draw
2. Navigate to Insert on menubar
3. Click Fields
Current behavior: Only standard fields are available
Expected behavior: "Other..." fields available
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0
Adding self to CC if not already on
*** Bug 93397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Don't see a question for design/UX here (added the flag myself). Would be nice to have, given that the format doesn't limit us. So up to dev.
Any hope for this long-standing feature request to receive any attention?
There have been several duplicate reports and the ability to insert "Custom Properties" fields in Draw/Impress is a basic feature in a professional setting for e.g. making drawing headers, document/revision identifiers etc. It already works well in Writer, but is inconsistently missing in Draw/Impress.
We are currently attempting to use LO instead of MSO at our company, but having to manually update fields at each page is a hassle yielding negative perception towards LO.
Is there a place, where you can offer monetary support towards getting this specific feature implemented?
LibreOffice is a volunteer-driven open source project. We do not have a development plan in the usual sense. To draw more attention on a particular ticket you can a) precisely describe the use case and make sure it's not a demand from a small portion of users, b) consolidate the requests as done with duplicates (QA will raise the importance after some threshold), and c) suggest a solution.
You can get professional support from our ecosystem partners, see https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-in-business/