Read­ers’ Tips Make postage la­bels in Li­bre­of­fice

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Af­ter read­ing your Work­shop on print­ing postage la­bels us­ing Mi­crosoft Word (see Is­sue 515, page 38), I won­dered if there was a sim­i­lar fea­ture in Li­bre­of­fice ( www.li­bre­of­fice.org), which I could use. Turns out Li­bre­of­fice Writer has all the fea­tures and postage la­bels you cov­ered in your Work­shop – pro­vided you know where to look.

Open Li­bre­of­fice, click Writer Doc­u­ment on the left to open Li­bre­of­fice Writer. Next, click the File tab at the top left, move your cur­sor to New, then click La­bels. Now type the text you want in the ‘La­bel text’ field (tick the Ad­dress box if you’re typ­ing an ad­dress). Use the Brand and Type drop­down menus to se­lect your la­bel tem­plates. To se­lect the two la­bel tem­plates you used in the Work­shop, se­lect Avery A4 in the Brand drop­down menu and ‘J8160 Ad­dress’ or ‘L7163 Ad­dress’ in the Type drop­down menu (see screen­shot).

Next, click the Op­tions tab and tick ‘Syn­chro­nize con­tents’. Fi­nally, click New Doc­u­ment at the bot­tom right to see your la­bels in two col­umns. High­light any la­bel, then make changes to its font type, font size, and so on us­ing the drop­down menus at the top. To sync th­ese text changes across all la­bels, click the float­ing Syn­chro­nise La­bels but­ton. To print th­ese la­bels, press Ctrl+p, then click OK.

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