Posts Tagged ‘Address Label’

The Address Label

December 9, 2010

The Address Label is something a select group of people need. Whether you work in a religious organization, and need to get word out for functions and pledge requests, or whether you work for a charity organization mailing to your base, you’ll be part of this group of Address Label users. We just had a customer call us yesterday and tell us that she couldn’t believe she hadn’t found us before. She was shocked, shocked I tell ye at the prices of our labels, they’re so low!
Shock and Surprise at the low price of Maco Labels at www.MacoLabels.com

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Address Label, OpenOffice Document Properties

August 31, 2010

OpenOffice is similar to Microsoft Word. Both have the ability to edit the Document Properties. This can be important. We like to edit the document properties on all our address label templates. There you will find so much more information about the label. We’ve got all of our vital information in there like email, website, telephone, and even a url. You can add your own customized information.

It’s important especially when putting your document on the internet. Folks will download it, and use it now and then. Then they’ll forget where they got it, but the properties will remind them where it came from. Nice.

Messy Envelope, messy Address Label

August 27, 2010

Maybe you’ve spilled some coffee on the envelope you were just about to mail. Well, don’t throw that messy envelope out, make it look like you meant to do it. Show the world you are an Artiste! Give it a messy address label to go with it. The Gimp has just the right function. It’s actually a filter. It’s called Coffee Stain. It’s under Filters, and Decor. I’ve made up a little messy address label with some stains for the ML-3000, and here it is, Bam!:

ML-3000 with a coffee stain, same as Avery 5160 labels layout

Address Label Mail merge issues

August 23, 2010

Doing a mail merge on address labels successfully can be a real project sometimes. Some mailing lists are nice and clean. You know, the kind that are residential addresses like:
John Smith
1 Space Way
Akron, OH 42808

Don’t try getting in touch with John, he’s a fig newton of my imagination, and is used strictly as an example to show what a nice clean simple address is. Oops, there I go again ending my sentence in a preposition. I like to live dangerously. Then, you come across lists which are not so neat, with names like:

Quentin Farrington Popoudoupoulous, III
Popoudoupoulous, Popoudoupoulous, & Popoudoupoulous
2547 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Highway
Hastings on the Hudson, NY 11082

Quentin is also a fig newton. These kinds of names need a little “massaging” to get the aches and pains out. If you’re printing on a 30 up label like the ML-3000 in Microsoft Word, depending on the font and font size you’re using, you’ll need to go through the list and find out if there are “Soft Returns” in your finished merged document. Soft returns occur when a line is too long to fit on a line, and the point at which the line wraps to the next line is a “Soft Return”. You can find these Soft Returns by doing a cntrl-f. Then once the Find and Replace dialog box pops up, select the “More” button if it isn’t already selected. If it’s already selected, then you should only see the “Less” button. Then hit the “Special” button.
Fail.
There’s no soft return that you can search for in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice, but you can search for the soft return character in WordPerfect. Why has WordPerfect fallen off the face of the earth as a word processor. I attribute it to propaganda. WordPerfect is a great word processing program that has features that Microsoft Word doesn’t, and if you’re in the market for a word processor, give serious consideration to WordPerfect.

Address Labels and Lawfirm Names

July 20, 2010

If you’ve ever had to do mass mailings like I have, you come across all kinds of data input lists. Some lists are nice and neat. But there are others that require either some creative editing or using an address label that accommodates a really long address or name line. While Dewey Cheatem & Howe is not such a long name, there are some law firms whose names can get a little out of hand, and some can be really funny. The Wall Street Journal called Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande & Wolf the longest law firm name ever.

The ML-2000 does a good job of being long enough to contain some of the crazy long firm names that these firms can think up.

ML-2000, same layout as Avery  5162

Here’s a neat address label design

July 16, 2010

One of my favorite sites is John Lemasney’s 365sketches.org website. He shows what’s possible in the wonderful world of Inkscape. While Inkscape is not Illustrator, it still is very powerful, and free.
So I’m thinking, what address label would have space for an address and also possibly need some nice borders to make it look nicer. I picked the ML-1000. It’s a 4″ X 2″ label that’s got the space that begs for som artwork. It’s actually a pretty popular address label. Some folks try to save money by packing their address information onto a smaller label like the ML-3000, because you get 30 labels on the page for the ML-3000. I guess when you get 3 times the number of labels, that’s nothing to sneeze at cost-wise. Still sometimes there is a need for artsiness. (I don’t think that’s a word).

Here’s a little sumpn sumpn I whipped up in Inkscape, and plopped in to Microsoft Word 2007.

ML-1000 with flourishes, same layout as Avery 5163

Tis the season to move graphics in Word

December 8, 2009

If you have Microsoft Word 2007, and you have just placed the graphics into a document, you have to select and format them first. Select the “Home” tab. Then all the way at the right top of the screen, you’ll see “Select”. It’s just below “Replace”. Click “Select”, then click “Select Objects” from popup list. Then click on the picture or graphic you want to format. Click the object, and you’ll notice it has become active with the tiny resizing squares that you can click on to resize the graphic. Click on the “Picture Tools” Tab at the top right. At this point you need to decide where you want to anchor the graphic, and if you want to have the image in the background or have text wrapping. You’re going to have to start experimenting with the settings to see what’s right for you.
To be able to move graphics around the page, we at http://www.macolabels.com usually anchor the graphic to the page. To do that, make sure that the graphic is still selected, then right click on the graphic, and select “Format Picture” from the popup menu. Click on the “Layout” tab. Choose the “Wrapping style”, and then click on the “Advanced” button. Choose the “Absolute position” radio buttons, and make sure you have selected “Page” in both the “to the right of” and “below” drop down selection boxes.
At this point, you’re ready to move the graphic around the page freely. There are so many options to change the way your graphics behave. In the “Picture Tools” “Format” tab, click on the “Position” icon, and play around with the wrapping settings. Get ready to invest a little time into this.
Spice up your ML-3000 address labels, compatible with Avery 5160 label (laser label and inkjet label) with some graphics this holiday season.