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Printing labels from MX

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mmikeinsantarosa
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Printing labels from MX

#1 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu May 04, 2017 10:34 am

My wife needs to be able to print labels with her new MX desktop... as soon as I get off work today. :eek:
If anybody has a reliable link or tips for this, I'd sure appreciate it!
I did attempt a first pass with LO but it asked for a database to use? and I don't know yet what format her resource is that she uses to print from either (spreadsheet or ?)

All I know is she used to do this on her Win7 system with office.

thanks for any advice - Mike
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#2 Post by Richard » Thu May 04, 2017 10:50 am

Mike, as I remember you can use and *.ods sheet for the database, or even CSV as text.
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#3 Post by Richard » Thu May 04, 2017 10:55 am

MX17.1: Lenovo T430-2017, 8 GB RAM, 4.15.0-1-amd64, intel_pstate, 119 GB SSD
MX17.1: AA1(ZG5) / EeePC-1005HA, 1 GB RAM, 4.15.0-1-686-pae ____ 150 GB HDD
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#4 Post by Richard » Thu May 04, 2017 10:59 am

Perhaps she can export her data list to a spreadsheet, *.xls preferred, or *.xlsx,
if her data is in a prop. database.
MX17.1: Lenovo T430-2017, 8 GB RAM, 4.15.0-1-amd64, intel_pstate, 119 GB SSD
MX17.1: AA1(ZG5) / EeePC-1005HA, 1 GB RAM, 4.15.0-1-686-pae ____ 150 GB HDD
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#5 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu May 04, 2017 11:00 am

Unless all the labels will be the same, you need to set up the database first. I think I have everything in a Calc spreadsheet, but will check; you can also use a simple text file.
Once that is done you can proceed to the creating/printing part: https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Cre ... ness_Cards
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#6 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu May 04, 2017 11:03 am

After this process has been executed once, does LO "remember" the setup or does the user have to start over setting up fields again?
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu May 04, 2017 11:06 am

You save the label page setup with a particular name ("Christmas cards"), and just use it again.
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#8 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu May 04, 2017 11:08 am

thanks guys, I need to be loaded for bear when I get off today.
and something from youtube
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Re: Printing labels from MX

#9 Post by caprea » Thu May 04, 2017 11:29 am

I use " glabels ", which I like.

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Re: Printing labels from MX

#10 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu May 04, 2017 11:52 am

I used that once too, and it seemed to work IIRC.
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