Many customers have requested the following features over time:

  1. Make sure Aspose.Words does not lose mail merge data source settings in a document during open/save or conversion.
  2. Ability to specify a mail merge data source for a document programmatically.
  3. Ability to query or clear mail merge settings specified in a document.

We are happy to tell that we have implemented this. We have added the Document.MailMergeSettings property and MailMergeSettings, Odso, OdsoFieldMapData, OdsoRecipientData classes.

The current plan is as follows:

  1. Aspose.Words for Java 3.3 that has just been released here supports mail merge settings in DOC and DOCX formats and conversions between them and provides the public API.
  2. Aspose.Words for .NET 7.1 that is due out next week supports mail merge settings in DOC, DOCX and WordML formats and conversions and the public API as well.
  3. Support for mail merge settings in RTF will be coming next month.
  4. An article how to create a mail merge data source and code examples will be coming soon.