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Re: [libreoffice-users] Printing 18 labels per sheet on Avery A4 sheet L7161


Hi Alan,

No, I was not trying to do that -- Budge [the OP] was -- but I did not know how to answer that part of his post (never did it before). So simple; I'm embarrassed I did not know, but am happy to know it now. Sweet.

Thanks,
John

On 2020-06-08 19:33, Alan B wrote:
Hello John,

re: [2] same label for all labels on page with other than the default
formatting applied to all labels

#1 File > New > Labels
#2 Labels dialog, Labels tab --
-- Label text field : enter desired label text
-- Brand: Avery A4, Type: L7161 Address
#3 Click "New Document" button, label text field is repeated for all labels
on page
#4 Right-click in text of first label, select Styles > Edit Style...
#5 modify style as desired and click "Apply" button

All labels now have the same style applied to the text.

Is that what you are trying to do?




On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 5:13 PM John Kaufmann wrote:

On 2020-06-08 11:54, Budge wrote:
Two questions please.

[1] I am using Avery A4 L7161 adhesive labels and have opened using the
new>label option which gives me the grid in which to type the text. Having
selected font and size I find the print is too close to the edge of the
label. How may I adjust the margin between the first line of text and the
actual label edge. I think the word is kerning and I need to move the text
a fraction of the line down on the paper?

On the Labels Format tab, can you not just increase the Top margin by,
say, a millimeter?
[BTW: I don't think the word you want is kerning, which refers to a
spacing relationship between characters.]


[2] Once I have typed one label and edited it to suit, is there a quick
way to copy the one label to all the labels on the the whole sheet?

I don't know how easily that is done with LO's Labels function, which is
optimized for merging addresses from a database. Probably someone who uses
labels a lot can chime in on that, but I would probably be inclined to just
format a page with margins of 7.2mm (L/R) and 8.8mm(T/B) and then make a
3col x 6 row table full-width (66.0mm columns), with row heights 46.5mm.
That would give you easy access to all labels as table cells, so you could
just copy-and-paste quickly.

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