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Mail Merge states no entries in Address Book

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Stargate63 Calculating status...
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Nov 11, 2012 10:33 AM

I am trying to do mail merge with pages.  I created my group in address book.  When I go to select a mail merge source it shows <No entries in Address Book> .  How do I get the groups to appear?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • folks Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to Stargate63)

    This is a result of the new security settings within Mountain Lion.

     

    Apple Menu > System Preferences … > Security & Privacy > Privacy Tab > Select "Contacts" in the left column

     

    On the right pane > "Allow the apps below to access your contacts"

    Put a check beside Pages.  It will automatically quit Pages to update this setting.

     

    Quit System Preferences

     

    Open your Pages Mail Merge document

    Edit Menu > Mail Merge > Select: Address or Group from Address book.

     

    You can also work with Mail Merge in the inspector

    Inspector ( Pages menu bar top right ) > link inspector > Merge Tab

     

    I have suggested to Apple that ether a reference to this Security & Privacy setting be mentioned in the Mail merge dialog, or better, that a Check Box to enable access to the Address Book be included in the Pages Mail Merge Dialog.

     

    For those that have not created a mail merge document before.

    Pages > Insert > Merge… > Select the merge field you would like placed at the current insertion point.

     

    I hope this resolves your issue.

  • Hana Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2012 6:17 AM (in response to Stargate63)

    Thank you!  I had this same problem.  Quick note, I upgraded to mountain lion on my iMac and encountered this problem.  On my wifes recently purchased Macbook Air, this was not an issue and not sure why.

  • edgarfromvictoria Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 1:59 AM (in response to folks)

    Thank you.  I just spent three hours trying to figure out why a Contact group with 111 entries showed up in a Pages mail merge as "no entries in contact group", thinking I would have to manually re-enter all that information.  Thanks for the life saving advice.

  • Heene Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Feb 7, 2014 1:22 PM (in response to folks)

    You don't know how many hours of agrivation this has caused me.  I seriously almost lost my sanity over this.  Not sure how it took me so long to find this discussion.  I was initially only serching for things that talked about merge being broken and didn't even realize there was a message anywhere that said "address book is empty".

     

    Apple is quickly becoming more trouble than it is worth.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,270 points)
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    Feb 7, 2014 6:57 PM (in response to Heene)

    THAT is an extremely apropos slogan!

     

    Peter

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