Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Nov 2005 08:43 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Features, Office Envelope printing is the tax return of office suite tasks. Everyone has to do it, and everyone hates it. Printing envelopes in OpenOffice.org, or in any office suite, is complicated because of printers. When you take printers out of their comfort space of letter or A4 size paper, they get cranky. Well, not cranky; they just have different rules for how they print, and it's not always obvious what those are. OpenOffice expert Solveig Haugland walks users through custom envelope creation and design.
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joke
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 10:13 UTC
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Here in Switzerland, all commercial envelopes have a small transparent window, just to see the adress printed on the sheet/page inside the envelope !

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RE: joke
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 10:45 UTC in reply to "joke"
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So if you want to write a draft you just open it?

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RE[2]: joke
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE: joke"
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Sorry, I do not understand your remark. Maybe my explanation was wrong (my bad Englidh), you print the destinator's adress on the document you send. The tranpsparent envelope window makes the adress visible.
Image: http://www.welcomeoffice.com/boutique/images/200x200/pn_37617.gif

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RE[3]: joke
by Tyr. on Tue 29th Nov 2005 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: joke"
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I think it was a joke. If you open a window you get a draft, a cold current of air, but a draft is also a rough unfinished version of a text. So to write a draft you open the window. Pretty bad joke though.

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RE[4]: joke
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: joke"
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No, it is not a joke. I never print the address on the envelope, always on the page I wrote. Google with "enveloppe avec fenÍtre". Here, we are maybe not able to go to the moon, we are able to send our post mail without having to print on the envelope.

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well
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 11:56 UTC
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i have no problems with envelope printing, its those darn antelopes that keep messing up, and cantelopes are troublesom... ok seriously

I just set it up as letter paper size, get it all set right, print it out on paper to compare to a envelope, if it is just right I save it as a template.... stick in the envelope, hit print and tada perfect envelope....

no probs here...

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The only thing I still use Word97 for.
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 13:50 UTC
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I have to admit that I haven't tried it yet in OO2, but printing envelopes is the only thing I still keep MS Word 97 installed for on my Windows partition. No matter what I try, OO1.x never could print an envelope correctly. Word, make sure the correct printer is set, Tools, Envelopes & Labels, enter the addresses, print out an envelope.

Perhaps I should give OO2 a try.

just my $0.02 (Canadian, before taxes)
someone247356@yahoo.com

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oh....
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 13:57 UTC
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NT was written in pre-internet era (Paleozoic? Archean? Acheulean?) so notwithstanding the extensibility of the architecture should be "obviously" be unsecure.
OSX so would be "obviously" be secure because of it's UNIX roots, being UNIX designed far before the internet era, because of the UNIX architecture extensibility...
Dear Sir, what make UNIX (and possibly other systems) secure are not the roots (unless the vendor's will of retrocompatibility makes the roots untouchable as was in 9x days) but the presence of sane security policy that nowdays are quite well known to system designers and can be implemented on NT as well as in *xes: no more "all as administrator", user rights to access to anything, from (cryptographed and MACed) filesystem (or memory or firmware) to (cryptographed and MACed) internal and external means of comunication, clear distinction from data and programs (in other words, nothing is executable unless permitted).
Nothing prevented to implement it on modern *xes and nothing can prevent on implement it on the new NT system, and complete machine emulation with acceptable performance is now or become in next few years a fact that will allow any vendor to get rid of the need to embed in the system old components (dos, win16, proprietary sw written for older kernels) to run old software, that in near future will run in a virtual sandoboxed environment. That would also let a real unbundling from some vendors, and so I fear that commercial politics of those vendors (including IBM for his mainframe oriented sw to MS for his win32/.NET sw) are the greatest threat to the whidespreading of really secure systems.

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GLabels
by ben_dash on Tue 29th Nov 2005 14:50 UTC
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Envelope printing has ALWAYS been difficult. Consequently I just use GLabels and print the address on a sticky label and then stick that on the envelope, package, or whatever I'm mailing.

Simple:

http://glabels.sourceforge.net

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RE: GLabels
by Tyr. on Tue 29th Nov 2005 16:19 UTC in reply to "GLabels"
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Envelope printing has ALWAYS been difficult. Consequently I just use GLabels and print the address on a sticky label and then stick that on the envelope, package, or whatever I'm mailing.

That's good until you have to mail a couple hundred envelopes. I once got stuck with envelope duty (500+ letters), just stuffing and sealing them was enough if I would have had to stick labels on them too I would have gone insane. Luckily in Belgium we use the "window"-type envelop too.

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Everything about envelopes?!?
by Anonymous on Tue 29th Nov 2005 16:34 UTC
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I think not! There is nothing in there about pushing the envelope.

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RE[5]: joke
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 30th Nov 2005 01:37 UTC
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Gee golly I've never seen an envelope like that. What a mystical place you hail from, where envelopes have a window! http://www.multi-plastics.com/Industry_Pages/EWF.htm
So not all our envelopes have them, but good grief I see them every day.

On topic:
I have few problems pringing envelopes in OOo as far as getting the printer to work. What sucks is the lack of good integration with the address book. Set up in my father's office, to allow him to select an entry in the address book and print an envelope with its info I had to jump through some goofy hoops with data sources, templates, fields and other garbage (such is how it appears to the non geeks who now use the system).

It really needs some functionality for selecting an entry and printing an envelope, just like that. I believe WordPerfect does something like that. And please don't tell me about mail merge, for a secretary printing an envelope that's for the birds.

Edited 2005-11-30 01:40

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