Name: [1922] Dai
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Creating a Form Letter Using a Datasource [ID:904] (9/15)

in series: OOo Writer

video tutorial by Dai, added 10/08

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In this tutorial I'll show you how to use a database or spreadsheet to create a form letter manually in OpenOffice Writer

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I especially appreciate the smooth flow of the screencast and the fact that you repeat twice the very same action.

Great work, thanks !

6. iatgqkbupkj Thu, 20 May 2010 15:11

Very good tutorial, keep up the good work!

Really useful stuff. This is definely something I will use many times. THANK YOU!

4. anonymous Fri, 29 May 2009 16:25

Thank you SOOOO much. I was really struggling to find comprehensive tutorials on open office and was about to give up when I stumbled on to your video lessons. Really helpful and in the information is provided in appropriate doses!



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3. anonymous Mon, 04 May 2009 10:57

thank you for the wonderful videos. i would like to see the building of a dababase without the use of a wizard, because this is the only way to truly understand and have control over. the videos you have posted are very well done and enjoyable, although you seem very tired.

2. anonymous Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:56

Lovely, the voice is like Bob Ross very relaxed...although I got stressed because I didn't have the right tool on my writer (ubuntu...and downloaded them) I haven't got the tendency to trow the computer out the window (witch I defendly would have without the help, already broke a keyboard in the Office time trailing to produce a mailing...)

P.s. Out the a nice thing thinking about working with writer.

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