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Printing Labels in Ubuntu

Apr 08, 2009, 22:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

[ Thanks to Roland for this link. ]

"gLabels opens on a window for designing. However, you will probably want to start using gLabels by clicking the New button and opening the New Label or Card window. This window is divided into two tabs: Recent templates and Search all templates. The Search all templates contains listings for every major label brand from Agipa and Avery to Worldlabel and Zweckform — over forty-five overall. You can also search by paper size and category, which ranges from address to CD labels. By mixing these three search categories, you should have few troubles finding a match for the label pages to which you plan to print. Select the label page from your search results, and you are ready to start designing your labels — although you may choose first to orient your labels on an angle that you define, if you feel like being original.

"Should you be lucky and not find the label template that you need, you can design your own using the wizard started by selecting File -> Template Designer. This wizard is useful mostly when you have a paper type not defined in gLabels, although you could use it with a label page that is undivided, and use scissors or a cutting board as well. The wizard steps you through identifying the brand and part number of your paper as well as the page’s width and height, the shape of your labels, the width and margins of each individual label, and the layout of labels on the page. Click the Apply button, and the new template is now listed when you open the New Label or Card window."

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