I've been so caught up in the complicated tools and cool hacks that I've forgotten about the really simple ways to get data from a database into a Writer document.
I'm so embarrassed.
Here's a simple way to bring in data, whether it's still in fields, or just plain text. You probably want to use this instead of the Reports feature, and instead of the Next Record field under Insert > Fields > Other, Database tab.
Here are some screen shots. I'll do more on this later but I just wanted to slap these options out there so you know about them.
Click any of the screen shots to see them bigger and in more detail.
1. Create a new text document and choose F4.
4. Click and hold down on that gray square and drag into the document.
Pick the option you want, insert the fields you want, apply any relevant formatting, and click OK.
Then print. If you bring in the data in fields, when you choose Print, click Yes when prompted and DON'T click the checkbox.)
Again, if you're printing in fields, you cna print to files or a printer. To select specific records, select the first record, hold down Ctrl, select another record, and so on.