Bug 98986 - Mailmerge - modifying documents with "Edit Individual Documents" before sending/printing is not possible from 5.2
Summary: Mailmerge - modifying documents with "Edit Individual Documents" before sendi...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/F...
: 112686 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: HelpGaps-NewFeatures Mail-Merge
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Reported: 2016-03-30 14:01 UTC by Oliver Specht (CIB)
Modified: 2022-05-20 14:20 UTC (History)
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Description Oliver Specht (CIB) 2016-03-30 14:01:56 UTC
- Run & finish mail merge wizard
You find out, that it might be necessary to edit some of the resulting documents so you call "Edit Individual Documents" 
You can only close what you see if you either throw your changes away or save the document you see. Now you decide to call "Save Merged Documents" 
-> the resulting documents are created again and you are no able to modify them before they are saved. The same applies to Printing/e-Mailing
Comment 1 Jan Holesovsky 2016-04-08 10:07:45 UTC
Oliver: This is deliberate change to the workflow.

After "Edit Individual Documents", the user can do changes in that resulting document (if they wish to), but this document is not a MM document any more.  If the user wants to save a document with modifications, he/she should use the normal "Save" (or "Print" or "Email") operation, not the "Save Merged Documents" or anything like that.

This behaviour is consistent with other office packages.

I suppose that this needs update in the documentation though - Olivier, can you please have a look?
Comment 2 Oliver Specht (CIB) 2016-04-08 11:35:29 UTC
The idea in the mail merge wizard about editing the result was to enable the user to see what's been done before the document is actually sent or printed. 
Also changes to certain addressees where possible.
This function has been removed.

Additionally saving/printing normally does not support breaking up the merge results at the correct position. In Printing it is not a big problem but if you want to create single documents you have to do it manually.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-10-23 13:58:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Timur 2017-12-29 15:41:22 UTC
*** Bug 112686 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-02-24 03:40:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-02-24 04:06:07 UTC
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