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    Yeah, postscript is a powerful language. But I'm worried we are about to banned by the analog police. ;-)

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    Haha. I use Latex a lot for work. What's sad is that I've found it's really easier to print labels with it than any gui program I've tried. I just take the address list that Ruediger sends, strip out the 'APUG name:' lines, and I'm done. The latex file itself is about 19 lines and I can reuse it each round; I just have to replace the address list file's contents.

    I was using pearLabelizer for a while, but you had to drag in each address by hand (ugh). I never really looked at doing a mail merge kind of thing with Excel, etc. Heck, I don't even have Office on my computer.

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    I give the list to my secretary who then makes labels on a typewriter while I drink Scotch and smoke a bunch of cigarettes. The Creative Department is making the postcards, and the mailroom will assemble them for distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Gray View Post
    The latex file itself is about 19 lines and I can reuse it each round; I just have to replace the address list file's contents.
    All right. Now I'm curious. Can you post your latex? I've done a few documents in Latex but I don't use it often enough to write some on the fly.

    P.S. For the police - we only use analog computers here.

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    Yes, my Macbook has tubes in it. I sent you PM with it.

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    I stay away from latex - too many of my clients are allergic. It's Nitrile for me......

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    Quote Originally Posted by anikin View Post
    All right. Now I'm curious. Can you post your latex? I've done a few documents in Latex but I don't use it often enough to write some on the fly.
    I'd also be interested to see this LaTeX code. Now that my cards are in the post, I don't need it straight away..

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    Documentation for the labels package is here:
    http://ftp.math.purdue.edu/mirrors/c...els/labels.pdf

    Source is here:
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    \documentclass[10pt]{article}
    \usepackage[newdimens]{labels}

    %\LabelGridtrue % uncomment to show label boundaries

    \LabelCols=3% Number of columns of labels per page
    \LabelRows=10% Number of rows of labels per page
    \LeftPageMargin=.1875in%7mm% These four parameters give the
    \RightPageMargin=0.15625in%7mm% page gutter sizes. The outer edges of
    \TopPageMargin=.5in%15mm% the outer labels are the specified
    \BottomPageMargin=.5in%15mm% distances from the edge of the paper.
    \InterLabelColumn=.125in%2mm% Gap between columns of labels
    \InterLabelRow=0mm% Gap between rows of labels
    \LeftLabelBorder=.125in%$5mm% These four parameters give the extra
    \RightLabelBorder=.125in%5mm% space used around the text on each
    \TopLabelBorder=.125in%5mm% actual label.
    \BottomLabelBorder=.125in%5mm%

    \begin{document}
    \small \sf
    \labelfile{addressdat.txt}
    \end{document}

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    The address file is just a plain text file with address separated by blank lines.

    person 1
    address 1
    address 1

    person 2
    address2
    address2

    etc.

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    Just because you're paranoid

    Quote Originally Posted by anikin View Post
    Yeah, postscript is a powerful language. But I'm worried we are about to banned by the analog police. ;-)
    They are everywhere, and they are nowhere [in Lawrence Fishburn voice]
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    This week I received Uwe Elephant House. These elephants are very lucky, to live in such a nice house. The perspective is great, as is the printing.
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