From: Alison Russell (alison_at_rustcorp.com.au)
Date: Tue Dec 16 2003 - 18:52:00 EST
On Wed, 2003-12-17 at 08:08, msevior_at_physics.unimelb.edu.au wrote:
> > 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.
> Hi Alli,
> sorry for my curiosity but are you related to "Rusty" Russell ,
> the Linux kernel hacker?
Yes, he's my husband.
> 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.
Thanks Martin, this kind of succinct reply is just what I needed to be
able to pass this info on to my Mum. Loving abiword, keep up the good
-- Alison Russell <alison_at_rustcorp.com.au>
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