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Re: [SLE] WP/OO envelopes
  • From: BandiPat <penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 06:33:03 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405290633.03307.penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 29 May 2004 06:07 am, Mike Roy wrote:
> Hello everyone:
> I'm experiencing some problems with both WordPerfect
> and OpenOffice in that I can't print envelopes (basic #10
> business envelope) under either program. As both programs
> use the same computer/printer, I thought it might be a
> common driver problem but as WP uses a different driver
> from OO, I don't think that's the problem.
> Under WP, when I use the envelope feature, WP goes
> through all the menus and (on screen) appears to be sending
> the job to the printer but nothing happens - no error messages
> or anything - it simply doesn't print.
> Under OO, the text does print but it is like there's a
> default in the background that treats the envelope like a
> full page and the text appears at the top of the page. I
> have checked the defaults under both 'generic printer' and
> 'kprinter' (I know, OO defaults to A4 paper size).
> I'm now thinking of creating a really simple envelope
> in a draw program that I can leave on the desktop and simply
> open it, enter the addressee, and print.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated. I find it hard
> to believe that both WP and OO can't perform what is a
> basic word processing function.
> Thanks for the help.
> Cheers,
> Mike
> PS - sorry everyone, both programs print regular pages
> OK.


I realize this won't help, but I always managed to get WP8 to do
envelopes nicely, although I did have to play around with the printer
drivers for best results there. I have only gotten mediocre results
from OO, but have managed to get good envelope printouts there as well.
It always seems like you have to adjust the text quite a bit for a
normal envelope though.

The best luck I have had is using Scribus, the DTP program. Create the
envelope there, your text can be rotated and print it out. Don't even
have to tell it to print landscape!

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