LO Writer provides three kinds of document constructs for similar structured purposes:
o Envelopes (invoked by Insert > Envelope...);
o Labels (invoked by File > New > Labels);
o Business Cards (invoked by File > New > Business Cards).
For the purpose of this question, Business Cards are a special case of Labels, so I will ignore
I think it's accurate to characterize:
o Labels as intended for a single entity frame (either fixed text or merged from database);
o Envelopes as intended for an addressing function of two entity frames:
-- "Sender" (fixed text, normally from LO default) and
-- "Addressee" (either fixed text or merged from database).
But sometimes (often?) one wants to treat Labels as serving the same addressing function as
Envelopes -- that is, with two frames: Sender (normally fixed text from LO default) and Addressee
(either fixed text or merged from database).
- For one-off labels, it's reasonable to treat the label frame as the Sender block (upper,
left-justified) and insert an additional frame-anchored frame (lower, to the right edge) for
Addressee, which is then filled in manually.
- But what about multiple labels, with Addressee filled in from a database? Is there a "standard" way to do
that? The "Labels" tab "Label text" box does not seem to have a good way to mix fixed text in one frame and
field codes in another -- or have I missed something obvious?
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