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Custom Layout


Labels & Addresses comes with numerous paper layouts from the most popular vendors. The list of papers and envelopes can be found in the Document Layout dialog. If your paper or envelope isn't listed in the program, you can create a custom layout in the Custom Layout dialog.

The dialog displays labels, envelopes or postcards depending on the current document type. For example, to work with label papers, a label document should be open.

To create a custom paper layout:

  1. Open the Document Layout dialog (File > Change Layout) and choose the Custom tab at the top. Click on the Create New… button.
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  2. The Custom Layout dialog displays the paper dimensions. The dialog has almost the same settings for labels and postcards. The dialog for custom envelopes have other settings.

    Labels and postcards
    Custom Layout Dialog

    Choose the measurement units. Type the layout name. It can contain the size, number labels per sheet or other information.

    In the Size section, input the width (W in the picture), height (H) and corner radius of an individual label or postcard.

    dimensions

    The Layout section determines the page size and how the labels or postcards (if there are several on the page) are arranged on the page.
    From Paper Size, choose one of standard papers or select "Other" and type in the width and height.
    Page Width and Page Height display the layout page size selected in the Paper Size drop-down menu above. Choose Other in the menu to customize the page size.
    Columns and Rows specify how many labels or postcards are on the page.
    Top Margin (TM) is the distance between the top edge of the page and the top-left label or postcard.
    Left Margin (LM) is the distance between the left edge of the page and the top-left label or postcard.
    Horizontal Spacing (HS) is the distance between columns of labels or postcards.
    Vertical Spacing (VS) is the distance between rows of labels or postcards.

    If you don't mimic any paper but create your own layout, let the program arrange labels or postcards automatically. Select the Arrange labels automatically check box. At given paper and label sizes, it places as many labels onto the page as possible.

    To create a postcard layout where the card size is equal to the paper size, select the Make paper size same as card size check box.

    Envelopes
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    The Envelope section determines envelope size. If your envelope has a window, tick the Enable Window box and specify the window size and offset from the bottom and left sides of the envelope.

  3. Click OK to save the layout. New paper is available in the list (see the picture in the step 1).

 


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