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What App to print a page of mailing labels?
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Uisce
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Sep 8, 2009, 09:35 AM
 
Hey, I want to print a page of mailing labels, but I can't figure out how to easily get a page of my labels formatted in OS X. Basically, I want the page to list the same contact information 80 times or whatever to fill a page.

In Address Book, there is the seemingly useless print option to print selected contacts and that's as close as I've gotten, but I can't print the same name repeatedly. I could do this in my old version of Office - do I need to buy a new App as there's no native way to print labels on a Mac?

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Sep 8, 2009, 11:37 AM
 
I personally use a Word document I set up, it allows labels sizes to be input, and once formatted, can be modded slightly for different sized labels.

I may have used a template to set it up, it's been a while.

I then copy and paste the first label into the rest, one column then a row at a time.

I print 65 on A4 paper in this way.

PM me with your email and I'll send you a copy of the page, for you to play with.

(Blank 65x1 4 rows labels A4 new.doc)

Originally Posted by Uisce View Post
Hey, I want to print a page of mailing labels, but I can't figure out how to easily get a page of my labels formatted in OS X. Basically, I want the page to list the same contact information 80 times or whatever to fill a page.

In Address Book, there is the seemingly useless print option to print selected contacts and that's as close as I've gotten, but I can't print the same name repeatedly. I could do this in my old version of Office - do I need to buy a new App as there's no native way to print labels on a Mac?
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Sep 8, 2009, 02:48 PM
 
Thanks - I decided to be somewhat proactive and found that Avery has a free app for OSX that includes mail merge for printing labels and all the templates. Just what I needed.

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Sep 8, 2009, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by Uisce View Post
Thanks - I decided to be somewhat proactive and found that Avery has a free app for OSX that includes mail merge for printing labels and all the templates. Just what I needed.
Link ?

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Sep 8, 2009, 04:51 PM
 
Exactly, link, please
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Sep 8, 2009, 09:04 PM
 
I'm assuming he means the app from this page. Their server ain't shabby, but the download for "Design Pro" for Mac is 280MB and it's taking a while.

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Sep 9, 2009, 12:39 AM
 
I use Palm Desktop to do this--it involves setting up a return address, and Palm Desktop knows all about the common Avery label layouts. Very easy to do.
     
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Sep 9, 2009, 05:17 AM
 
Taking a while, takes less than a minute where I am? The servers are great, I get 5.5 MB/s
Thanks for the link!
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Sep 9, 2009, 08:27 AM
 
I got less than 1/10 that speed for some reason-much slower than what I'm used to from Avery. Haven't had a chance to try the app out yet, either.

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