Finally did a mail merge in LibreOffice. I use to have difficulties and never actually completed a mail merge. I needed to do make some labels for a mailing list. Ofcourse, I never would have even used LibreOffice if Google Docs would have offered mail merge. So how do you do a mail merge?
Here’s a very quick overview on how to do a mail merge if you have a spreadsheet:
- You need to create a database with your spreadsheet. This part sounds bad and I wish they do something different. All you really need to do is go to File/New/Database.
- In the create window just choose the second option – connect to an existing database. Here is where you are choosing your spreadsheet type.
- Point it to your saved spreadsheet by clicking browse. Very straightforward here.
- Save it.
- From here you go back to Writer and choose the label template. From here it is very similar to Word.
Like I mentioned earlier, this needs to be cleaned up. I understand their reasoning because you can do so many different things with that drop down menu. However, they should make it simpler for your average user.