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[Solved] Positioning address lines within a label

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:10 pm
by i75Dave
I'm using Avery 5163 which is 5 rows and 2 columns of 2" x 4" mailing labels.

I want to move the address block so it's 1" in from the left label edge and 1 1/2" from the label top.

Avery 5163 has the following characteristics: Horiz Pitch: 4.19", Vert Pitch: 2.00", Left Margin: 0.16", Top Margin; 0.5"

I've played around with changes to all of these numbers but cannot seem to achieve the address positioning I need.

Can somebody help me please?

Dave.

Re: Positioning address lines within a label

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:04 pm
by MrProgrammer
i75Dave wrote:I want to move the address block so it's 1" in from the left label edge and 1 1/2" from the label top.
Insert a frame in the upper left label which is 1" from the left and 1½" from the top. Review paragraph and frame spacing settings. Put your database fields in the new frame, for example, use Cut and Paste. Synchronize the remaining labels.

Read about frames in Help → Index or in User Guides (PDF) or searching for topics about this in the Writer Forum.

i75Dave wrote:Avery 5163 has the following characteristics: Horiz Pitch: 4.19", Vert Pitch: 2.00", Left Margin: 0.16", Top Margin; 0.5"
Since these labels are 2" high and you want the address 1½" from its top edge, you have only a very small portion of the label for your data.

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Re: Positioning address lines within a label

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:46 pm
by i75Dave
Thanks Mr. Programmer, I'm getting close but not there yet. I followed your instructions; here are the steps so far:

1. Created my database (Label_Test.odb) which contains 1 page of labels (10) for Avery 5163.

2. [Toolbar] File -> New -> Labels. This creates the label format (template?) page.

3. Cut (Ctl/C) the database fields from the top left label.

4. [Toolbar] Insert -> Frame. There are 3 choices under this sub menu (Frame interactively, Frame, Floating Frame), I checked everywhere in the Writer documentation manual and could find no help there, so chose "Frame."

5. Placed the Frame in the top left label. Pasted (Ctl/V) the database fields.

6. Manually positioned the Frame exactly where I needed the address data to appear within the top left label.

7. Could not find a prompt or command for your final step - "Synchronize the remaining labels." Searched everywhere for a "synchronize" command prompt. I've searched the manual, the Tool bar, the main menu items, right clicked on the label for a Properties choice - all with no success.

I know I'm close to my solution but where can I find the "Synchronize" button or other control to perform this?

Once I've been able to synchronize the labels, I believe I will have the label format I need.

Thanks,

Dave.

Re: NOT SOLVED - Positioning address lines within a label

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:29 pm
by MrProgrammer
i75Dave wrote:Could not find a prompt or command for your final step - "Synchronize the remaining labels." Searched everywhere for a "synchronize" command prompt. I've searched the manual, the Tool bar, the main menu items, right clicked on the label for a Properties choice - all with no success.
Sorry to hear you are having trouble finding this information.
• Help → Index → synchronizing;labels and business cards OR
Chapter 11 Using Mail Merge, pages 12 and 15 OR
Writer forum search found 192 matches for synchronize

You will find it is usually quicker to search the forum (last idea) than to wait for a response. Please consider performing a search before posting.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the title. You can select the green checkmark icon at the same time.

Re: NOT SOLVED - Positioning address lines within a label

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:36 pm
by Bill
i75Dave wrote:I want to move the address block so it's 1" in from the left label edge and 1 1/2" from the label top.

Avery 5163 has the following characteristics: Horiz Pitch: 4.19", Vert Pitch: 2.00", Left Margin: 0.16", Top Margin; 0.5"

You're basically reducing the usable label size to 3" wide by 1/2" high while keeping the horizontal and vertical pitch the same. Try changing the label size to 3" wide by 1/2" high then add 1" to the left margin and 1 1/2" to the top margin. Print a test document and modify the dimensions if necessary.

Re: Positioning address lines within a label

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:16 am
by i75Dave
Thanks, it sounds workable. The only problem is that my needs were a week ago - I had to get a large mailing out of here. It's now done and gone.

Thinking outside the box, what I did was create several new fields in the name and address spreadsheet. A "vertical" field filled with 16 spaces and a "horizontal" field also with 16 spaces. When building the profile, I applied these fields in the appropriate places. It created a messy format but worked well.

Cheers,

Dave.

Re: Positioning address lines within a label

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:12 am
by RusselB
While your needs that prompted your posting are now in the past, if you have the same or similar need in the future, you now have various alternatives to try.