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Hi ptoye,

I would suggest that you contact World Label (e-mail or call) and see if they can help you out. If they don't have A-4, maybe there is a similar size which will do the job for you. Here in the US we have American bolts and on imported products we have metric bolts. Many of the metric sizes are interchangeable with the American sizes as far as wrenches fitting and hole size. (Thread pitch is not the same, so nuts for the bolts are not interchangeable.)

I found the solution to the missing labels on line. Since all that was involved was to have a sheet with fields in for each page of labels (so if I needed three pages of labels printed I had a three page template) that was no big deal, so no, I did not report it. Every program has certain ways you have to do certain things. Once a few minutes are spent setting things up, they work for years perfectly after that. I've been using Base and Writer for about 7 years to do my Christmas labels, and am most pleased with the results. If I was starting from scratch today with LibreOffice, maybe the issues I had back then with OO would not exist today with LO. What I have works, and works well. I simply posted what I did just in case somebody had any issues. Yes, there were a few needless steps back when I did this years ago, but were they a big deal? No, I didn't think so. They were simple issues to resolve.


On 12/15/2012 07:13 AM, ptoye wrote:
Thanks No-op and Don for the advice.

I wasn't 100% plain in stating the problem. All too easy when you know what
you're talking about!

Firstly, being English I need A4-size rather than 8 by 11 inch page size,
and as far as I can see World Label only do US sizes (so why do they call
themselves Word Label, then, or are the international sizes well buried on
their web site?).

Secondly, I should have mentioned that I am trying to produce labels from a
database rather than a set of identical labels. Not that this should matter
for formatting. Don's instructions give me the impression that it's more
work than should be necessary, and that LO's (and probably OO's) label
mechanism is irretrievably broken. Sad. Don - did you report the missing
records as a bug to LO's bugzilla? Probably worth while - if they don't know
it's broke they can't fix it! I'll keep a record of it for next year, but
may continue with Lotus on my ancient machine (if it's still working) or
even (boo, hiss) resort to MS Word whose label mechanism seems to work

My experience with World Label is also excellent. They are big
supporters of open source software, including Linux, LO, and OO.

They furnished me with a rather unusual label size I needed. A friend
was printing labels on that size in MS word. Two thirds down the page
the bottom of one label was printing on the top of the label below it. I
used the table style template available from World Label and they
printed perfectly in LibreOffice.


On 12/14/2012 08:13 PM, NoOp wrote:
On 12/14/2012 04:28 PM, Don Myers wrote:
Hi ptoye,

About 4 or 5 years ago when doing labels for our Christmas cards, I ran
across the table style forms mentioned by NoOp below. I will never go
back to the standard frame type forms standard in OO and LO. I've had
absolutely no alignment problems. I'll also paste here some assistance
if you are using a database to fill out the forms:

... snip excellent advise

The good folks at WorldLabel now also include autofill PDF forms for
some (probably their most popular?) of their labels:



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