Mail Merge is an AppleScript replacement for the mail merge feature that was omitted from Pages 5.
Create a Numbers document with one sheet, containing one table, with one header row and no header columns. Fill with data. Create a Pages document (if it has body text, almost certainly ending in a page break), and write "%Column Name%" to reference data in the column from your Numbers table whose first (header) cell is "Column Name". Open both documents. Run script. Rejoice!
What's new in Mail Merge
Fixed a bug that could cause first-time users to experience "System Events got an error: Can’t get button 4 of window 1 of process "Pages". Invalid index." number -1719 from button 4 of window 1 of process "Pages""
Thanks for making this available - I can't believe mail merge should be so exotic and difficult (near impossible) to execute with Pages for the average user! I ran the example script and it stopped at - Pages got an error: every document doesn’t understand the “count” message.
Thanks for the script. As it has worked for others, I hope it works for me; however, at the moment it does not. I get the following error when using the example, "Script Error Numbers got an error: Can’t get document 1." What am I doing wrong?
Thank you for this script! I was going crazy trying to get Numbers/Pages09 to do the mail merge and it just would not work. I ran this script just once and my mail merge was done. Worked perfectly. Thank you!
OSX 10.10.5, Pages 5.5.3, Numbers 3.5.3. Script fails on sample files: "error "System Events got an error: Can’t get button \"Acknowledgments\" of window 1 of application process \"Pages\"." number -1728 from button "Acknowledgments" of window 1 of application process "Pages"".
It worked beautifully with the sample Pages and Numbers files, but stalled on a real application with the error message:
System events got an error: Can't get window 1 of process "Pages". Invalid index.