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Thanks, Don, but the Worldlabel site is only for US sizes, and doesn't appear to have A4.  However, 
I'll take a look at the OOo site, and see if I can find the extension.


On Mar 1, 2011, at 15:48 , Don C. Myers wrote:

There is an openoffice extension for all different label forms in table form, which have worked 
marvelously well for me. I haven't checked if the are available in LibreOffice or not. You can 
also download the complete set of forms from The link is on the right hand side 
of their home page. Worldlabel seems very supportive of open source!

On 03/01/2011 03:25 AM, James Wilde wrote:
In another email I said that I had given up on using mailmerge, since the labels never print out 
as you want them to.  My problem is this:

I have a laser printer, Brother HL-5340D, excellent in all ways.  I print from a Mac running OSX 
10.6.6 and LibO 3.3.1.  I use A4 sized sheets with three columns and eight rows of labels.

Avery L7159 has the same number of labels but they are slightly different.  On the Avery L7159 
format, the labels have a small vertical margin between labels.  On my sheets, there is no 
vertical margin.  This should actually be better for my problem, but doesn't help.

What I get when I print is the first column of labels begin to print at the extreme left margin 
so that a couple of letters are missing, notwithstanding that the Avery labels don't actually 
extend to the extreme left margin.  The second column starts printing in the middle of the 
margin between labels 1 and 2, so that the first letter comes at the extreme left edge of the 
label. The same thing happens with label 3, which, additionally prints all the way to the 
extreme right edge, notwithstanding that the Avery label doesn't extend all the way to the 
extreme right edge, so that letters are missing from long names or addresses which don't wrap as 
they should.

I have tried creating my own custom label template, but there are so many other problems with 
the mailmerge system that I've given up.  For example, what I get when I manage to get labels 
with the wizard is this:

Page 1 contains one row of the A's, three of them, of course, then 7 rows of labels with field 
names.  Page 2 starts with the fourth name in the list and continues "normally", as do 
subsequent pages.  I place "normally" in quotation marks since the normal form of the labels is, 
as I said earlier, lacking letters on each label.

If any kind soul has a custom template which they think works with labels of this type, Avery 
L7159 or ones which extend to the extreme left and right edges, and is willing to share it, I'll 
give them, perhaps not gold, but undying admiration and gratitude.

But basically, I think the mailmerge system could do with a good working over.  That, or the 
instructions on how to use it, either manually or with the wizard.  Fortunately my labels are 
only around 200, for our local gardening club, so I can cope with doing it more or less 
manually, but it would be nice to be able to automatise it.




Don C. Myers
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