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Labels with PostScript::MailLabels Getting Started

Jan 29, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

[ Thanks to Roland for this link. ]

""maillabels-output1Alan Jackson’s PostScript::MailLabels is a Perl utility to automate production of high-quality label layouts. it is designed to be useful to Perl scripters, who can easily incorporate high-quality PostScript output into their scripts, but the scripts included in the base package are, themselves, an easy-to-use set of command-line tools for label printing. Best of all, the package provides printer calibration and alignment tools.

"INSTALLATION

"PostScript::MailLabels is available through two routes — you can download the package as a bundle from Jackson’s site, or you can have Perl automatically fetch it for you from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). The latest version on Jackson’s site is 2.30 (CPAN’s may be slightly behind, but is from the same major release version and incorporates the same features). To install, download and unpack the .tar.gz archive on your system. From a command line, switch to the unpacked directory and type perl Makefile.PL, followed by make to build the installable package."

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