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Bug 158294 - e-mail merge does not work.
e-mail merge does not work.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2005-05-20 08:11 EDT by Douglas Furlong
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.9.114-2
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Last Closed: 2005-07-07 08:36:45 EDT
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Description Douglas Furlong 2005-05-20 08:11:25 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050512 Fedora/1.0.4-2 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
When using the Mail Merge Wizard, the E-mail message option is grayed out.

There is a comment stating that Open Office was unable to find the Java Mail connection, and points me to Sun's website to find out more.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
openoffice.org-1.9.100-1, java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-,  classpathx-mail-1.0-3jpp_1fc

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Mail Merge Wizard in Open Office
2. Try to select the e-mail mail merge

Actual Results:  Option is grayed out, and unselectable

Expected Results:  I should be able to select the e-mail option for mail merge.

Additional info:

Package version


I have tried this on both ppc and i386
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-02 09:56:21 EDT
indeed, interesting. Try editing
.openoffice.org2.0/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/Writer.xcu and
change the "false" under EMailSupported to "true" and restart ooo and see how
much further you get .
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-02 10:40:16 EDT
Ack!, http://user-faq.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=authors&msgNo=7907

We need to implement a mail::XMailService to get mail working
Comment 3 Douglas Furlong 2005-06-02 16:26:15 EDT

Does that mean you do not need me to try that fix you've mentioned?

I'm getting the feeling that this feature may be a while coming :\
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-05 09:34:25 EDT
Might not be too long, I've started and implementation, and it doesn't look
*too* hard. http://blogs.linux.ie/caolan/2005/07/05/email-mailmerge/
Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-06 08:26:35 EDT
Submitted implementation upstream as
I'll build it for fedora now and see how it goes.
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-07 08:36:45 EDT
Available in rawhide 1.9.114-2
Comment 7 Douglas Furlong 2005-07-17 05:11:33 EDT
Heyah Caolan.

I've tried the latest build of open office from raw hide, and classpathx-mail
from main, and the option is still grayed out.


[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep openoffice.org
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep classpathx

I know that it is not version 114 would that be a problem?
Comment 8 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-17 07:12:59 EDT
you don't need any classpathx stuff, just what you have installed. This is
probably because you ran it in the old OOo which didn't provide it. Try removing
your ~/.openoffice.org* directories and running it again and see if it makes it
become enabled ?
Comment 9 Douglas Furlong 2005-07-17 08:47:48 EDT
Deleting that directory made the difference, it is no longer grayed out.

I don't have time to test this just yet, but will try to some time this week.

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