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Re: Label Program reccomendations ??

Thanks Mikkel;

I am going to take a look at glabels and if that is still too much of a
PIA, I will try and build a script(s) from postscript templates as you

On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 12:05 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> William Case wrote:

> First a warning - you want to be careful about running a label sheet
> through the printer multiple times, especially with labels missing.
> You run the risk of labels coming off and jamming the printer. This
> is especially true if the paper path bends the sheet, and/or you are
> using a laser printer.

I have been warned on several occasions about this danger.  Nonetheless,
I have run label sheets through my various printers multiple times with
no difficulty yet.  Something in my Scottish ancestry prevents me from
wasting a whole sheet of labels for just one label.  Something from my
German ancestry makes me want to put nice neat labels on each new file
folder I create.

I am sure I will pay the price for listening to my inner daemons some

> Having said that, it is not too hard to set up a script that will
> take a postscript template, and insert your text into it. I have one
> that I use for envelopes. (I have versions that use dialog and
> Xdialog to get the information, but grabbing it from the command
> line would be a simple change.)
> You can probably get your template by printing the label output from
> OO as a postscript file and going from there. It would probably be
> easier to build a script for each label type, rather then one script
> to handle multiple labels...

Regards Bill
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