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ABSOLUTELY!! Affinity Publisher MUST include a Mail Merge function from BOTH Excel and Apple Numbers files. I do hundreds of mailings throughout the year, and this is a must have function if I am going to be able to move my workflow to Affinity Publisher. You will have my money on day one if Publisher has a good Mail Merge function similar to what Apple's Pages used to have in the iWork 9 days. Word is terrible at it and it always looks like crap, the new Pages doesn't do it and I don't want to work in something like OpenOffice that has little support and an unsure future. PLEASE PLEASE include Mail Merge!

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I couldn't agree more. Currently I use PP9 64bit for most of my work but for mail merge I need to use the 32bit version apparently due to a problem with Windows 10. I really cannot see me having three publishing packages on my p.c.

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On 9/7/2018 at 11:21 AM, JoeSim said:

similar to what Apple's Pages used to have in the iWork 9 days. Word is terrible at it and it always looks like crap, the new Pages doesn't do it

If a word processor suits you, Nisus Writer Pro evidently supports mail merge too: https://nisus.com/pro/help/Ch132_Merge_Documents.html

I haven't tested that, just found it and thought I'd point it out as a possible alternative.

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On 9/7/2018 at 5:21 PM, JoeSim said:

ABSOLUTELY!! Affinity Publisher MUST include a Mail Merge function from BOTH Excel and Apple Numbers files. I do hundreds of mailings throughout the year, and this is a must have function if I am going to be able to move my workflow to Affinity Publisher. You will have my money on day one if Publisher has a good Mail Merge function

 

I AGREE also. 

We use PP9 to generate a lot of catalogue's from pre defined xlsx files, including images. All using the perfect 'repeating area' in PP9. If affinity does not have Mail Merge we won't have a reason to upgrade.

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Any printer doing any variable data work or some form of catalogue must have a mail merge or data merge function of some kind. Forms of work include place cards, price tags, mailings, invitations, white label items, catalogues, price lists etc etc. We use this function every day without fail, without it we cannot change from our current provider. Affinity photo is fab so we would really love use affinity publisher. Is the 1st release going to have a mail merge function? If not is it in the pipe line for future release?

 

Good luck on the 1st release.

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Suggestion to the moderators - should this thread be merged into the big one?  Not sure how much value there is in having a bunch of threads all discussing the same thing and asking the same questions that have already been spoken for in the one that is pinned at the top of the list for all to see?

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When I first posted this last year I could find to other reference to mail merge on the forum. I agree that all references to mail merge should be undeer a single heading.

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