1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 23, 2013 12:54 PM by philmodjunk

    Envelope printing

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      Envelope printing

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           Does anyone have a sample file to share that contains the ability to select records and format them on a layout to print them on envelopes?  I have a contacts database and want to create a quick way for users to select the records they want to print, and then print them on envelopes.  I have a search portal set up already, where I was thinking the contacts can be selected (using a button to add them to the printable layout), but not sure how to implement it. Thanks

        • 1. Re: Envelope printing
          philmodjunk

               You have two tasks, selecting the contact record you want for your envelope and then printing the contact's name and address on that envelope.

               There are numerous ways to do the first task, you can perform finds manually, use a script, click a button on a list view, click a button in a portal....

               The second task requires designing a layout where you place your fields on the layout in such a way that your printer can print it on the layout and this can differ with each printer. While in Layout mode, use printer setup to select your printer and select the paper size for the type of envelope that you plan to print on. This should then result in heavy lines appearing on your layout to show the size and orientation of your envelope so that you can correctly position your address fields on the envelope. You can enter preview mode to double check your results before printing.