Seems like with each new version of LO this gets harder. I need to
print addresses for Christmas card envelopes. The envelopes are 7.25"
wide and 5.25" high - a standard size, but not found in LO. I see the
database connection works to my spreadsheet of addresses, but getting
the format right does not work.
I used User/Custom size, 7.25"W x 5.25"H. What is displayed is not a
7.25" x 5.25" envelope. I need a detailed procedure to make this work.
Thank you for bringing up this topic. Using WordStar/DOS, I have been
printing custom envelopes for my company for years. About a year or 2
ago, when I was unable to print envelopes with LO, the response from
this list was that LO is designed to print one (1) envelope along with a
letter you might be sending, not to print 50 "Contract Return Envelopes"
(#10), "Billing Return Envelopes", #6 3/4, etc. One more reason to
continue using WordStar/DOS.
On 12/06/2016 10:13 PM, dave boland wrote:
> UPDATE: I was able to get the envelopes printed by creating my own
> template and somehow the mail merge worked (don't ask me what I did -
> don't recall).
> Still, the envelope/mail merge process needs some serious improvement to
> make it more straight forward and easier.
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016, at 12:01 AM, dave boland wrote:
>> Seems like with each new version of LO this gets harder. I need to
>> print addresses for Christmas card envelopes. The envelopes are 7.25"
>> wide and 5.25" high - a standard size, but not found in LO. I see the
>> database connection works to my spreadsheet of addresses, but getting
>> the format right does not work.
>> I used User/Custom size, 7.25"W x 5.25"H. What is displayed is not a
>> 7.25" x 5.25" envelope. I need a detailed procedure to make this work.
>> dave boland
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I haven't done envelopes with Writer for some time because it was such a pain, but I recall that a few years back I had more success in using custom Labels rather than Envelopes with mail merge. I remember that I had to define a single page label that was the size of the envelope I was using.
I'm not sure whether I had to first create a pdf from the merged result, and then print that from the Acrobat Reader, since that's the most common way I print from LO now.
I'm sorry I can't give you a step-by-step for that process, but it might help you out of your current jam if it works; after all you need to get those cards in the mail pretty soon :)