Re: envelopes

From: Alison Russell (
Date: Tue Dec 16 2003 - 18:52:00 EST

  • Next message: Martin Sevior: "Re: envelopes"

    Hi Martin,

    On Wed, 2003-12-17 at 08:08, 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
    work guys!

    Alison Russell <>

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