How to Print Labels in OpenOffice.org
By Finn McCuhil
Printing mailing labels for your business correspondence can save time and aggravation. Printers that do an excellent job printing on standard sheet stock are limited in their ability to properly feed and align envelopes. Creating and printing labels with OpenOffice.org Writer is a simple process. You can create an entire sheet of labels and save them for future use or print single labels for immediate needs. Writer even provides a method to print labels in specific positions so you can print single labels on previously used sheet stock.
Click “File” in OpenOffice.org Writer's main menu bar.
Click “New” in the drop-down menu.
Click “Labels” in the subsequent drop-down menu.
Click the “Labels” tab in the “Labels” pop-up window.
Click the button next to “Continuous” or “Sheet” in the Format section of the window to select either continuous, pin-fed labels or single sheet format.
Click the down-arrow in the “Brand” text entry box and then click on the brand of label you are using to select it.
Click the down-arrow in the “Type” text entry box to view a list of available print definitions for your label brand.
Click the proper size or product number to select the label size format.
Move the cursor to the “Label Text” field and click in the empty text box.
Enter the address you want printed on the label.
Click the “Options” tab.
Click the box next to the “Synchronize contents” entry to copy the entry in the “Label Text” box to the entire sheet.
Click “File” in the main program menu.
Click “Print” in the drop-down menu.
To print a single label, click the “Options” tab in the “Labels” pop-up window. Under the “Distribute” heading, click the button next to “Single label” and the enter the column and row number where you want the label to print in the adjacent text boxes.
Finn McCuhil is a freelance writer based in Northern Michigan. He worked as a reporter and columnist in South Florida before becoming fascinated with computers. After studying programming at University of South Florida, he spent more than 20 years heading up IT departments at three tier-one automotive suppliers. He now builds wooden boats in the north woods.