[Techtalk] OpenOffice label font help- solved!

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Fri Oct 24 10:11:08 EST 2003

On Thursday 23 October 2003 9:10 pm, Carla Schroder wrote:
> Like hi,
> I'm using File - New - Label to make labels in OO 1.1. Anyone know how to
> change the font? 

OK, there is a moderately easy way to do this:

File -> New -> Label
On the Labels tab, type in your text and select the label type
On the Options tab, check 'Synchronize'
Click "New Document'

This creates a full sheet of labels. OO uses frames, not a table. Now edit the 
first label on the page. It can take a bit of futzing- if the font is too 
large, making the text bigger than the frame, any text not completely visible 
cannot be selected. So shrink the fonts that show until the hidden stuff 
comes up into view. 

When label #1 is done to taste, click the "synchronize labels" button, which 
should be in a floating menu.

Now for the fun part- let's say you want to make a perty return address label 
with a picture of Tux on it. Use a larger label, like Avery 5160. After 
getting your text the way you like, do "Insert -> Graphics -> From File". The 
picture will automaticlly be placed in a frame.  Size and place the image 
(and remember not to make a dumbnail) , then right-click on the image to 
bring a menu to adjust the text wrap. Hit 'synchronize', and there you go.

It helps to have 'View -> Non-printing characters' turned on.

Carla Schroder
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