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Re: Perl and Address labels, oh yeah!

by jimbojones (Friar)
on Dec 10, 2004 at 14:40 UTC ( #413858=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl and Address labels, oh yeah!

Too bad I didn't see this two years ago, before sending out the "Save the date" cards for our wedding

My solution was to
  • Open the Excel address spreadsheet with Win32::OLE
  • Get the addresses off a certain sheet
  • Do some internationalization munging
  • Format and append to a Latex document
  • Call Latex and dvips
The formating I wanted was slightly different from an Avery label, in that it had to 'fold over' inside a translucent envelope ... long story

- j

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Re^2: Perl and Address labels, oh yeah!
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 11, 2004 at 08:22 UTC
    i wrote a quickie for my non-postscript printer. A template in RTF and a script that replaces the place holders in the RTF. has worked fine as a server application, supplying labels to several users on different systems. -- devin

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