Author Topic: How to mail merge in one single output file  (Read 3518 times)

yangbin990

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How to mail merge in one single output file
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:26:05 pm »
Hi,

Can someone give me some tips about mail merge CSV file in one single output file?

I tried "ScribusGenerator.py" and it works very well except it have to output to each individual PDF per record.

Thank you very much.

Bin Yang

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Re: How to mail merge in one single output file
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 07:37:18 pm »
Hello, sorry about the delayed reply.

The simplest way would be to merge the PDFs after they are generated.

PDF Split and Merge (http://www.pdfsam.org/)  would be suitable for this task, as would pdftk.

You could also submit a feature request to the Scribus Generator author.

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Re: How to mail merge in one single output file
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 09:50:28 pm »
What I'm writing here may not be suitable for people who have lots of PDFs to merge but, in case anyone is interested, on a Mac you can merge PDFs with Preview which is installed as standard. (This works with Snow Leopard, I'm not sure if it works with previous/later incarnations.)

Here's how:

1. Open the PDFs you want to merge.
2. Make sure each document has the sidebar open showing Thumbnails of the pages (as opposed to the Contact Sheet or Table of Contents). You can check this with the mini-toolbar on the bottom right of the document window.
3. Select the thumbnails of the pages you want to merge in the document you want to merge FROM (shift/cmd work the same as in the Finder for selecting multiple items, or just use "Edit -> Select All" if you want everything).
4. Drag the thumbnails from the first document to the sidebar of the second document you want to merge INTO.
5. A line will appear in the second document's sidebar showing where the merge will happen.
6. Release the mouse button when you're happy with your placement.

You can also rearrange pages by dragging the thumbnails around.

Don't forget to save the modified document with a new name.

I hope this helps someone.

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Re: How to mail merge in one single output file
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 09:56:33 am »
Sorry to bring up such an old thread, but I've just posted a solution to this very issue:

http://forums.scribus.net/index.php?topic=1720