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Old 1st June 2005, 02:21 PM   #1
Rob Earls
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Lightbulb I want to create portrait labels

I need to create some labels, using Avery L7168. These are A5 labels, 2 per A4 page.

I'd like them to be portrait format, But the custom page set-up screen does not allow you to change the orientation of a label. So they can only be produced Landscape.

Can I change the orientation of an open docunment?
 
Old 1st June 2005, 03:40 PM   #2
Pesala
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Lightbulb Re:I want to create portrait labels

You need to change the paper orientation to landscape first from Print Setup. Then you can define your custom labels as two portrait labels on landscape paper. Copy the measurements first to the clipboard: 7.858" x 5.650" for Avery 7168.

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Old 1st June 2005, 06:59 PM   #3
'Awful Punster'
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Lightbulb Re:I want to create portrait labels

As always, there's more than one way. To do it without copying any measurements, change from 'Portrait' to 'Landscape' in Print Setup (if necessary) and then follow these steps:

1. Choose 'Small Publications > Labels' in Page Setup.
2. Select 'Shipping L7168'.
3. Switch from 'Labels' to 'Paper'.
4. Change from 'Portrait' to 'Landscape' in the Publication Size section.
5. Click the 'Create Custom' button.
6. Change the 'Across' setting to 2 and click the 'OK' buttons.

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Old 1st June 2005, 08:52 PM   #4
Keith Johnson
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Lightbulb Re:I want to create portrait labels

AP

I have been trying to work out an answer since the query appeared. However I cannot seem to apply your suggestion.
I can produce a portrait label on a portrait A4 base but not a portrait label on a landscape base - which, I believe, is what Rob requires. The attachment shows what I get when I follow your procedure.
Keith J
 
Old 1st June 2005, 09:10 PM   #5
Rob Earls
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Lightbulb Re:I want to create portrait labels

Thank you, I think I have done what you suggested, and it seems to work.

Well... up to a a point. For some reason the WMF file I copy&pasted from another application does not want to print!! Everything else prints OK, but the WMF file is invisible!!

Is there a problem with WMF files from the clipboard? Cant attach.. too big..
 
Old 1st June 2005, 09:14 PM   #6
'Awful Punster'
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Keith,

As Pesala pointed out (and I reiterated) the paper orientation needs to be set to Landscape first.

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Old 1st June 2005, 09:24 PM   #7
'Awful Punster'
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Rob,

Try importing your WMF directly via 'Insert > Picture > From File...' (or Ctrl-G for short) rather than using the Windows clipboard.

Alfred
 
Old 1st June 2005, 10:02 PM   #8
Dave P
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Lightbulb Re:I want to create portrait labels

On the Print tab, click the Prepress tab and tick 'Raterize entire page' and 'Stripped Transparency' - if Alfred's suggestion doesn't work that is

Dave
 
Old 1st June 2005, 10:12 PM   #9
Keith Johnson
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AP

Yes - I had tried to set print setup but my printer did not like it. I have overcome this by starting with an A4 landscape page and then set the printer to landscape. It then worked . Thank you.
Keith J
 
 

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