Bug 68342 - Writer: Mail merge documentation needs improvement
Summary: Writer: Mail merge documentation needs improvement
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2013-08-20 15:15 UTC by David Burke
Modified: 2014-07-13 08:30 UTC (History)
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Description David Burke 2013-08-20 15:15:14 UTC
I get a lot of comments on my blog post http://davidmburke.com/2011/08/10/mail-merge-in-libreoffice/

I don't think the documentation is clear - it looks more like a stub page of features.


Libreoffice should have a tutorial on using Mail Merge. I'd be happy to contribute something nicer than my angry blog post. 

Alternatively - This issue could be solved with a better wizard that was easy to use. There are a number of unintuitive steps required right now.
Operating System: All
Version: release
Comment 1 retired 2013-08-20 20:25:20 UTC
You can sign up with a wiki account and start extending the wiki page if you like.
Comment 2 orenyny 2013-09-21 05:44:45 UTC
I agree. This is very confusing and not intuitive. At the beginning it looks like a piece of cake, but when you actually try to use the wizard you get stuck.
Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2013-12-13 18:57:20 UTC
Hmmm, it is easy to say "easy to use".
Please, could you make a concrete enhancement proposition?

There is several chapters on mailmerge in the documentation: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/Publications

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2014-07-08 17:28:54 UTC
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Comment 5 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-07-13 08:30:58 UTC
No need to wait one month more, it is clear that the reporter don't want to help to make our documentation better.

Best regards. JBF