Printing Address Labels

Printing Address Labels

  1. Choose File - New - Labels to open the Labels dialog.
  2. On the Labels tab page, select the format of the label sheets you want to print on.
  3. Choose the database and table from which to get the data.
  4. Select a database field of which you want to print the contents. Click the button that shows a left arrow to insert the database field into the Label Text box. Continue to select and insert database fields if you want more fields on every label. You can press Enter to insert a new line, and you can type any character to insert fixed text.
  5. Optionally, if you want to type more text, apply formatting, or insert images and line art, you should enable Synchronize contents on the Options tab. If you enable this, once you leave the Labels dialog box a small window opens with a Synchronize button. Now you only need to work on the first label on the labels document, then click the Synchronize button to copy your work to every label of the document.
  6. Click New Document.
  7. When you see the label document, you might want to temporarily enable View - Field Names. This displays the fields in a more visible manner, so that you can arrange and edit label contents more easily.
  8. You can save and/or print the label document.

When you choose to print the document, you will be asked if you want to print a form letter. Answer Yes to open the Mail Merge dialog. In the Mail Merge dialog, you can select the records for which you want to print labels.

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Plug-Ins in OpenOffice

You will notice in OpenOffice.org that the Formatting Bar changes after certain operations.

For example, if you insert a formula into your text document, you see icons for editing the formula, in fact the same icons you see in formula documents. In this sense, we refer to the formula as a plug-in within the text document.

Using Plug-Ins to extend your programs

Plug-ins, generally speaking, are software additions to particular applications which provide enhanced functionality. Often import and export filters for various file formats are stored as plug-ins in a plug-in directory.

Netscape web browser extensions produced by Netscape Communication Corporation are also called plug-ins. These are external programs mainly taken from the multimedia field and which communicate with the browser through standardized interfaces. These plug-ins can be linked to OpenOffice.org documents.

Any Netscape plug-ins (32 bit) installed on your system are automatically recognized by OpenOffice.org.

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