Re: [SLE] Envelopes in OpenOffice
From: Keith Powell (keith_at_keithg4jvx.force9.co.uk)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 10:22:47 +0000
On Saturday 25 Oct 2003 3:17 pm, Keith Powell wrote:
> How does one print envelopes in OpenOffice1.1, using "Insert -> Envelopes"
> I use DL size envelopes and have set OpenOffice -> Insert -> Envelopes ->
> Format to DL.
> Using "Generic Printer". It always starts with A4, so I change this to DL.
> Then I insert it into the document as page1.
> When I try to print it, the Generic Printer Settings Properties come up as
> A4, so I change these also to DL.
> Then I try to print on to the envelope, but it just winds through the
> printer without printing anything. Testing with an A4 size paper, rather
> than the envelope, the address is printed right at the bottom of it. My DL
> margins are set correctly.
> Using KPrinter instead of Generic, I find that the only way to print an
> envelope is to change the OpenOffice -> Insert -> Envelope -> Format ->
> Printer Properties to DL, and then the Printer Properties in the KPrinter
> settings box to DL, each time I want to print an envelope. Next time I run
> OpenOffice, everything is back to A4 - which is my basic paper size -and I
> have to go through the whole setting up of KPrinter again.
Thanks to all who have given me suggestions.
I will make this a composite reply, rather than sending individual ones and
repeating the same things over again.
The printer is an Epson Stylus Inkjet, with the feed from the top.
Gil, I have tried all six buttons but none of them work. Nothing is printed on
the DL envelopes. Using an A4 (30cm long) sheet of paper as a test, all the
buttons just print at the bottom of the paper with the printing turned
through 180 degrees. That is, parallel to the long side of the paper. With
four of the buttons the printing is in the same place on the left of the
sheet, with one button it is at the bottom but in the middle, and with the
other button it is at the bottom on the left. My default paper size is A4.
Have you had to change any settings from your default ones, other than in the
envelope format? I have tried, but it makes no difference.
Ken, I can insert the envelope into the document and it appears correct in
Print Preview. It just won't print. The "Help" file is of no use in sorting
this printing problem, which appears to be a common one.
Brian and Carlos, it looks as though I will have to follow your suggestions
and get a work-around by making a document with the correct paper size and
margins for the DL size. Then use this as a template each time. It's a bit of
a nuisance as I would have thought that such an important part of OpenOffice
writer would have worked correctly. I wonder if there is an openoffice
mailing list? I must check. If there is, perhaps it has been brought up on
there to the attention of the developers.
Thanks, again, to all who replied.
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