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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book Apps
A customer of mine was asking me what would be a good app to print address labels from in OS X Panther. I was thinking and thinking when it dawned on me that you can now print mailing labels from withing Address Book in Panther. It was both exciting and disapointing at the same time because, although you can print labels to ANY Avery label, there is no option to print a full sheet of labels with the same address (unless you duplicate the same card a zillion times and select them all).

[robg adds: If you haven't checkt it out, the label printing feature in Address Book is pretty nice. The ability to "Print return address sheet" would be quite welcomed here as well; I have an ancient FileMaker Pro database that's nothing more than our address repeated 80 times. I print a page from this every few months for our return address labels, and I'd love to be able to get rid of this excess database!]
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Avery labels from Appleworks
Authored by: mclbruce on Dec 04, '03 11:11:25AM

To expand on Rob's comment, AppleWorks database will let you print a sheet of labels with the same address. The support for Avery labels is pretty good. I use an AppleWorks database to print my business cards on Avery business card stock.



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: ChuckShotton on Dec 04, '03 11:21:44AM
I have an ancient FileMaker Pro database that's nothing more than our address repeated 80 times. I print a page from this every few months for our return address labels, and I'd love to be able to get rid of this excess database!

Hmmm. So next time you need a sheet of labels, save the output as a PDF file, delete the FileMaker database, and print the PDF file in the future.

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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: Krischer on Dec 04, '03 12:43:33PM

try looking at addressix from a-sharp.com

it allows full integration with the mac address book



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: joeholmes on Dec 04, '03 12:47:53PM

Too bad that feature is well hidden.

And say -- how do you print any label except the top left on a sheet?? I use the Avery 5162 but I'll be throwing away a LOT of unused labels if I can't figure this one out...

-=-Joe



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: eddydasquige on Dec 04, '03 08:52:58PM

I run into this problem all the time (useing a not so ancient FM DB), I either insert blank entries to take up the space or I move the unused labels by hand (only if I'm printing 1 or 2 at a time).



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels ??
Authored by: noprocession on Dec 04, '03 12:52:01PM

Recently, I also had a customer who needed a good label printing solution for a small business with a mailing list that had over a thousand contacts. After looking around on Versiotracker for a product with a good rating. She finally went with an app called Imprint.

http://www.ampersandbox.com/

Being cautiously skeptical from previous bad interface experiences with Entourage (MS can kiss my rear) and Now Up to Date Contact (Blech), I was suprsingly impressed with Imprint's seamless integration to the Mac OS and it's simple Mac-like interface. My client was thrilled. Oh yeah, the shareware fee was $19. This one could go the way of Watson or Lite Switch with Apple's history of absorbing shareware developers ideas (without giving credit).



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Makes my printer queue stop
Authored by: cheezmo on Dec 04, '03 01:11:16PM

For some bizarre reason when I try to print labels from Address book, it makes the Printer Queue for my Canon S900 stop. The Canon is attached to a a remote iBook and shared using Printer Sharing.

I have to save as PDF, then print from Adobe Reader. Wierd.



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: snit on Dec 04, '03 02:22:51PM

If anyone cares I have a FM Pro data base application that I created that allows you to specify how many of each label you want, and lets you skip spaces for partially used sheets. It supports a fair number of label types, but I find I have to make slight adjustments for some printers. This is the primary weakness that has stopped me from offering it as freeware or shareware. The interface could be improved, but it is not horrid. If you are interested for a free copy, email me at snit[at]cableone.net (I hope this kind of post is OK, I am not looking to sell it - 100% free.)



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: arvn on Dec 04, '03 03:53:00PM

I use iDress to print avery lables, it has a lot of options and for me, works very well. It's shareware, I forget how much it was to register, though it was fairly inexpensive.

Regards,



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 04, '03 03:53:23PM
Actually, Palm Desktop, which began life as Claris Organizer, prints Avery labels beautifully.

It has templates for every label style and size. You can print entire sheets, or partial sheets and start printing from the last unused label.

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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels
Authored by: brahms on Feb 02, '04 11:29:13PM

What a terrific tip - this works just great! I was dreading trying to run my prehistoric MS Word 5.O templates on OS X on my new iMac, which were the only ones I had - but this seems to serve beautifully. Thanks...



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: ssevenup on Dec 04, '03 04:41:56PM

Not that I have the time to spend figuring it out but I bet there is a pretty reasonable way to create a CUPS filter to print through from Address Book that would give you a full sheet.

--MM

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Mark Moorcroft
ELORET Corp. - NASA/Ames RC
Sys. Admin.



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: Gibbons Burke on Dec 04, '03 06:25:13PM
An easy way to print a sheet of labels with a single address on them is to use the Avery Print site. You pick your avery stock, design your label and they deliver a PDF file with your labels aligned properly for that type of label stock. Just print the PDF document.

[http://www.avery.com/us/print/index.html]

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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: joeholmes on Dec 04, '03 09:38:07PM

There are lots and lots of apps that will print a label or sheet of labels -- MS Word v.X actually does a great job (look under the Tools menu) -- but the original tip has a huge advantage over all of these (except the Palm Desktop). There's no cut and paste. Once Address Book shows the address, there's your formatted label a click or two away. No bother selecting name, copy, switch apps, pasting, then selecting address, switching apps, pasting, etc. Nice.

ANYWAY, my point is actually that I still have no idea how to print anything except the top left label. I've searched the print dialog of Address Book and can't find a way. Can someone set me straight?



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: skellener on Dec 05, '03 12:19:52AM

iLabel
http://www.brunoblondeau.com/ilabel/



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: webgodjj on Dec 05, '03 03:21:56AM

Ok, if you don't need to print lables, but want to print an an envelope (or batch), check out Snail Mail. It is integrated with the OSX address book and I am quite impressed... expecially since the price is really really nice:

http://www.nixanz.com/products/snailmail/README.html

Cheers,

JJ



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: bussdriver on Dec 05, '03 12:49:39PM
Try out this nice free application: pear Labelizer

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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: brw3sbc on Dec 08, '03 07:24:03PM

Sadly, Address Book will vary the font size to fit the label depending on the length of the address information. Also, it appears impossible to set the postal code / zip code on a line of its own, as is required by many postal regulations. Address Book is a major disappointment when compared (contrasted) with AddressBook 3.7.2 from a decade ago. That program would even print the bar code for U.S. and Canadian codes. Unfortunately, the original athor has passed away, and the reprted subsequent copyright owner apparently has not maintained its development.



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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: danmannus on Dec 09, '03 08:14:28AM

If you have Microsoft Word, just open a blank page and select LABELS from the TOOLS menu. There you can select the Avery type and also Print a full page of the same address. You can save the sheet for further use.

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10.3: Print Avery mailing labels from Address Book
Authored by: ocjlb on Dec 22, '03 08:48:07AM

Try sBook. Just create an address book with your return address duplicated as many times as will print on a label sheet. Also, sbook allows you to select which label to begin printing on. Useful for those partially printed label sheets that we all have.

www.sbook5.com



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