johncraw wrote:Thank you.
Yes I realized after the problems that I had with the data source that Base would be easier to use to create the data. However you must register the data. Mail merge seems to do this automatically. The reason I asked was whether I was doing something wrong.
johncraw wrote:I looked at the references that you mentioned. The process for removing blank lines in envelopes is an option. However Mail merge can do this without having to edit the information.
johncraw wrote:I do not see anything that talks about adding graphics to a form letter (in this case a form envelope). If I can do that then I do not have to worry about updating to surpress lines.
I teach the OOo programs to seniors. Many want to do the same thing I am doing. However the process may be too much for many of them. Many, not all, want simple processes. Creating data in Base. Registering the data. Creating the envelope. Manually editing the layout to surpress lines. This is not easy.
johncraw wrote:I don't see why I have to ignore the "Word" world. The mail merge process for envelopes is much the same. You define the document, add or create the data and print. Using Word made it easier for me to create the Writer process. Having used both, I see Word as being easier to do what I need to do. To be fair, this is the first instance that Word "seems" to be better than Writer.
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