I used Word Perfect for many years. It was much better than Microsoft
Word in how it handled labels. OpenOffice/LibreOffice use a very similar
approach to Microsoft. In Word Perfect, if you had a list entered
alphabetically, you could add or remove any individual label by simply
deleting and moving the remaining ones up, or insert a new one by moving
everything past where you wanted to enter the new label. In the
Microsoft style, you can only add on to the end, and if you want to
delete one in the middle somewhere, you deleted it, but then had a blank
label if you wanted to keep things alphabetical. I presently have all of
my addresses in base, and use that information for printing the labels
with fields in the label form to pull in the information, letting Base
putting them in alphabetical order using a mail merge in LibreOffice.
Here is what I had written earlier today:
Instead of using the Microsoft type templates, I would suggest that
you try the table style label templates for OpenOffice. I've had no
problems with them in any of the OpenOffice/LibreOffice versions,
including LibreOffice 3.5.1. There was/is? an OpenOffice extension for
them, but they are also available here:
If you are using a database and pulling the information in from fields,
I can send you some additional information to help you using the table
style forms. If you are making a label form with the information in that
you want (no fields or database, and the information is the same in all
of the labels, simply enter the information in the first label. Then
copy it and paste it in the other labels in that row. When that is done,
then copy the first row and paste it in the second and successive rows.
I actually once I have the first two rows done, copy the first two rows
and paste it in the balance of the sheet doing two rows at a time.
If you need to adjust the left margin, simply drag it from the top and
the entire column will adjust. If you need to adjust the vertical
alignment, simply change the top margin of the entire page. I never
have a problem with the labels towards the bottom of the page running
up into the label above like with the Microsoft style.
On 03/24/2012 05:19 PM, Sylvain Bromberber wrote:
Could you say a little more. Where do I find such templates?
-----Original Message----- From: Don C. Myers
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Labels
None of that is necessary with the table style templates.
On 03/24/2012 03:37 PM, Sylvain Bromberber wrote:
I am using File then New then Labels. I then requested instructions
on width, columns, rows etc. but the output when I click on new
document does not fit the instructions.
-----Original Message----- From: Dan Lewis
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Labels
On Sat, 2012-03-24 at 12:42 -0400, Sylvain Bromberber wrote:
The Labels formatting seems utterly Kaput! No resemblance between what
the formatting specifications are and what appears. I am on Windows 7
and and have LO 3.5.0rc3.
The labels in what? What are you using to format them? What part of
LO are you using? With more specific information, someone might be able
to help you.
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