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On 10/31/2013 08:19 AM, william drescher wrote:
On 10/31/2013 8:14 AM, william drescher wrote:
I need to print some 3x5 inch cards across the narrow side.  This
would be "portrait" on each card.  The Avery Letter Size 5386
label has 3 cards stacked on top of each other: eg the cards are
landscape on a page that is portrait.

When I load the template and switch the page to landscape,
instead of just rotating the page and template, LO rotates the
page but leaves the template as is.  The result is that I have 2
- 3x5 cards on the first page, and 1 on the next page, all in
landscape orientation.

I know I could just rotate the text 90 degrees, but that is a bit
hard to read :-)

I can build my own template, but does anyone have other
suggestions ?


If I use Avery 5388 (without the rolodex cutouts), when I shift to
landscape, the template again does not rotate, I get 1 1/2 cards (in
landscape) on the page. (The rest disappear).


I just looked at the Avery label set on their site.  I cannot download
the template for some reason. 

My first question is, why are you using a 3 card sheet instead of
printing actual index cards?  Does you printer not support that size? 
Most seem to be able to.
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Second, which version of LO are you using [and which OS].
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Third, well not a question really, it seems to me that the template
would not auto rotate the three "text boxes" when you rotate the paper.
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Fourth, have you tried to make a template yourself, using margins to get
the spacing correct, and making the page have 3 columns?  I have done
something like this for specialty paper where I did not have access to a

You create a page in landscape mode.

Input the text margins to get them at the sides of the index cards.

Make the rest a 3 column page.

You will need to watch out for the card's perferated "edges" so you do
not have any graphics, or stuff like that, "occupy" parts of the other

That is how I do it.  Not as easy as using a template, but it works. 

Just save an empty page as a template.

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