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.
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.
%\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.
I've been everywhere ooooohhh yeaahhhh still I'm standing tall.
Just because you're paranoid
Originally Posted by anikin
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 '.