German address format when using "Family" or spouse address

bludalmatian
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Postby bludalmatian » March 15th, 2010, 8:27 am

Hi,

I was able to figure out how to modify the format of an address so that it gets printed the following way:

The <LAST_NAME> Family
<STREET ADDRESS>
[...]

and

<FIRST_NAME> <LAST NAME> and <FIRST_NAME_SPOUSE> <LAST_ NAME_SPOUSE>
<STREET ADDRESS>
[...]

Since I live in Germany, I would like to have the following format

Familie <LAST_NAME>

and

<FIRST_NAME> <LAST NAME> und <FIRST_NAME_SPOUSE> <LAST_ NAME_SPOUSE>

I already changed global settings to German and also the per label settting from "Automatic" to "German".

Although I found a workaround by using constant text, shouldn't I expect that L&A inserts German instad of English text modules?

I am using L&A 1.5.3, SL 10.6.2

Thanks in advance
bd
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Nick
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Postby Nick » March 15th, 2010, 11:54 am

Hi,

The program has to be updated to replace "and" with "und". Try this patch:
http://www.belightsoft.com/forum/pictures/la/9225/spouse.app.zip

1. Create a copy of the Labels & Addresses application.
2. Run the patch and select the created copy.

We'll fix this issue in an official update.

Nick
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Postby bludalmatian » March 15th, 2010, 2:33 pm

Nick,

thank you for that quick fix - it worked instantly.

Now here is another issue I discovered:

I recently had to fill out all relationship information properly in Apple Address Book in order to keep track about the people's relations as a wedding preparation.

I added the full names, including last name. Apple Address Book can cope with that, everything gets interpreted correctly even if a couple has different last names (they must have the same address, of course).

Now what L&A apparently does is take the contents of the field "contact" from Address Book and put the whole string into a field it considers as "first name". This would work as long as you don't add the spouse's last name.

If you do however, you end up with duplicate last names:

### sample ###

Angelina and Brett Pitt Pitt (L&A)

where it should print

Angelina and Brett Pitt (Address Book)

or

Angelina and Bret Pitt Jolie (L&A)

where it should print

Angelina Jolie and Brett Pitt (Address Book)

Regards
bludalmatian
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Postby Nick » March 16th, 2010, 3:51 am

The program doesn't has a template for this case. If possible, we'll add it in the future. I've found a post with the same question:
http://www.belightsoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8865

Nick

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