- Run and finish mail merge wizard
- call Save/Print Merged Documents or Send E-Mail Messages
-> a progress box is displayed while the resulting documents are created in the background, the dialog to save/print/send appears after that
So you have to wait until it finishes all documents also if you only need a single document for printing/saving/sending
IIRC that was there before too, just this happened in the middle of the wizard, when the 'target' document was being created [sometime between the step 5 and 6 or so].
Of course, improvements there would be much appreciated - but I don't think this is a regression against the state that was there before :-)
Your only partially right.
The created documents did exist as long as the wizard was open. So you could decide to save the document and then print.
If you want to do this today you have to wait for the creation twice.
And that _is_ a regression that makes live pretty hard for those with bigger data tables with more than 1000 rows.
BTW: The toolbox approach could additionally make it possible to get rid of the complete processing at all. Just a merge-and-save/print per data row instead of creating this big resulting document which has only been introduced to make editing/reviewing possible.
Oliver Specht committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#98985 create merge results at the right time
It will be available in 5.2.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
(In reply to Commit Notification from comment #3)
> Oliver Specht committed a patch related to this issue.
> It has been pushed to "master":
> tdf#98985 create merge results at the right time
This patch fixes one part - the merge takes place at the moment the user executes print/save or send.
It still creates all documents also if only some of them are required
Works for me on 126.96.36.199 and it only creates the selected documents.
Bug still present in the Still and Fresh version: the documents are created before the Print/Save/Send Email window appears, and that is between step 6 and 7.
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(In reply to Oliver Specht (CIB) from comment #4)
> (In reply to Commit Notification from comment #3)
> > Oliver Specht committed a patch related to this issue.
> > It has been pushed to "master":
> > http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/
> > ?id=7b24f21a46d8f9321434e40e6f9821df0ed2e2d3
> > tdf#98985 create merge results at the right time
> This patch fixes one part - the merge takes place at the moment the user
> executes print/save or send.
> It still creates all documents also if only some of them are required
This second part was recently fixed in bug #117212
I think it's safe to set close one now.