[Novalug] Instructions for Neophite: printing Labels with OpenOffice 3.0.1 on a Mac G-5
bdalzell at qis.net
Mon Feb 9 09:11:47 EST 2009
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Nick Danger wrote:
ND >Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
ND >> I found glabels to be the best way to print labels under
ND >> linux.
ND >I second glabel. After spending a very long amount of time trying to get
ND >barcodes to print in OO, I found glabel to be easy peasy. I can import
ND >data for doing a mail merge type print run. I think it uses text files
ND >(CSV of tab, I forgot which)
you can set it to accept a variety of ways of recognizing the fields.
several years ago I was making labels for the Iris nursery and I
investigated a large number of label making programs - both on windoze
(since that was the client's machine), linux and macs and glabels was by
far the best program I found. It still needs a field next to each label
where you set the number of repetitive labels. this is not a problem for
mailing lists but if you are making labels to put on inventory you may
need 10 of one kind and 3 of another kind and 13 of a third kind, etc.
I wrote a little perl program to take the basic database and multiply the
entries for each chosen label item and then fed that ascii file (in my
case i used colon delimiters) into glabels.
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