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Text on top of images in Mailmerged documents :(

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Text on top of images in Mailmerged documents :( Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm doing mail merges of letters with my adress crossed over by a transparent png cross (to mark me as the sender).

This works fine is the source document, but when I merge them the text comes out on top of the image Sad

Another thing with mailmerge, is it possible to change the default text position and size of the mailmerge textfield? as It's time consuming to change the position and size every time I merge. Is office better at these things?

Other than those two mailmerge is working very good!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Text on top of images in Mailmerged documents :( Reply with quote

grkn wrote:
... with mailmerge, is it possible to change the default text position and size of the mailmerge textfield? as It's time consuming to change the position and size every time I merge. Is office better at these things?

Save one of your mail merge documents (with the texfield the size and placement you want) as a template and use that template as the starting document for future merges. If you're using the wizard, the first screen asks you to select the starting document; at later steps you can modify it as needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, seems to work Smile

So, now if only the image problem is fixed..
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case you don't know this. You do not need to use the Mail Merge Wizard if you just want to print the merged items. Open the template, click the Print icon and answer 'yes' to the 'form letter' question.

Don't know why a graphic in the merged docs would look different than on screen.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made a ott template from a textfile, but nothing happens when I press print.

I "solved" the graphic problem by just using a image with the text, works ok.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your template must contain at least one database field for this to work. OOo "sees" the field and therefore asks the 'form letter' question.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I see, so, how can one manually make database fields?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grkn wrote:
Ah, I see, so, how can one manually make database fields?

Open the database at the top of the Writer window (by pressing F4), then drag and drop the field name into the document.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help! Using F4 is so much more convenient, and using that method the images work as they should Smile
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