Date: Tue Dec 16 2003 - 16:08:18 EST
> Hi all,
> Does anyone know if abiword can print envelopes using Linux, Debain and
> Gnome 2? I have had a 'very' brief look with Google but can only find
> old (2001) posts etc.
sorry for my curiosity but are you related to "Rusty" Russell ,
the Linux kernel hacker?
Anyway, yes, AbiWord does envolopes. If you look at the page setup dialog
you'll an enormous selection of page sizes including many common envolope
sizes. Choose the one you want. You'll also probabally want to choose
"landscape mode" so the text is printed along the long dimension.
Now to print all you Christmas Cards, you probabally won't want to type in
each by hand,(thought it's a nice touch for the people who get them :-)
and if you've got a file full of names and addresses you can give each
envolope it's own name and address. To do this you need to use the mail
merge feature of abiword.
Place a name, address1, address2, city, state, country, postcode field on
your envolope as you wish.
There is a beautiful description of how to use mailmarge here:
I don't know why this wonderful set of documentation is not more easily
accessible from our website.
> Alison Russell <alison_at_rustcorp.com.au>
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