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Hi Rod,

On 2023-02-11 21:52, Roderick Anderson wrote:
On 2/11/23 11:21, John Kaufmann wrote:
On 2023-02-11 13:28, Roderick Anderson wrote:
I have a need to create some 3X5 index cards with the content oriented along the 3" axis.
I'm having no joy rotation the label form (Avery 5388) to landscape. ...

Trying to understand what you want to do that, I looked at Avery 5388, which has 3 3"x5" cards (labels, for form 
purposes) arranged (landscape) vertically on what appears to be an 8.5"x11" (portrait) card sheet, with unused borders 
on that sheet of 1" top/bottom, 1.75" left/right. Correct?

And you want to treat each card/label as if it were in portrait orientation for text purposes?

Yes. This is what I want to do.

OK, then, lets start with the simplest way (easy as 1-2-3, literally):

(1) Forget the label template.

(2) Treat the card sheet in landscape mode (which puts the cards in portrait mode) by defining your page (either Format the 
Default Page Style or define a new "Index Cards" style from the Default Page Style): With either the new or Default 
Page Style, go to the Page tab and define it with Format=Letter, Orientation=Landscape, with margins L=1", R=1", 
T=1.75", B=1.75", then OK.

(3a) Now define a 3-column/1-row table (which will automatically be set to three 3"-wide columns; 
if not, you can make it so).
(3b) Set the table's row height (Table>Size>Row height) to 5".
(3c) Set the table's borders (Table>Properties>Borders tab) as you like. I'd suggest no lines, but 
you may want non-zero padding.

Now you're ready to go -- and because the page/sheet is in Landscape mode, you have all three cards 
on your computer screen, at maximum size for maximum convenience.

Variation on this approach: You could substitute three 3"x5" frames for the three-column table; 
same idea, just slightly more work.

Hope that helps,

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