Readers’ Tips Make postage labels in Libreoffice
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.