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Some tips and tricks for Address Book labels
Authored by: terrywhite on Dec 28, '05 08:01:37AM

There also seems to be some logic going on with the SEX of the individual. For example, if I add a spouse to a woman's card, it DOESN'T print on the envelope. However if I add a spouse to a man's card it does. If I add a child to either a man or a woman's card it does print. So the bigger question is how is Address Book guessing who's a man and who's a woman? Is it by the name?

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Some tips and tricks for Address Book labels
Authored by: chabig on Dec 28, '05 08:08:21AM

You're exactly right! I couldn't get some of my cards to exhibit this behavior. Now I see that if the woman is listed on the card and the husband is the spouse, it won't work. But if I simply switch the first names so the husband is listed and the wife is the spouse, it does work. Why would they do this? And as you asked, how does it know?

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Spouse name
Authored by: ngb on Dec 29, '05 01:03:26PM

I just tried this (OSX 10.4.3, Address Book 4.0.3) and the husband's name printed fine for most entries when he's listed as the spouse on the wife's card. We do a lot of pre-wedding sales and so we almost always have different last names for both.

Strangely enough, though, some address labels would not list the spouse and I could not find any common element. I had spouses with the first letter of their name work and I had husbands as the primary who's wife wouldn't print. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to when it does or doesn't work.

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