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Creating Labels and Business Cards - gLabels

gLabels is a program for creating labels and business cards for the GNOME desktop environment. It is designed to work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card sheets that you'll find at most office supply stores. gLabels is free software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Installing Glabels:
Glabels package is available in the default available repository under Ubuntu, you can search "Glabels" and install it using Software Center or can install it using command:
sudo apt-get install glabels
After successful installation, you can open the glabels application from Unity 'Dash'

Using Glabels:
To create a new label or business card, choose File > New to display the New Label or Card dialog. Select the media type and orientation for the new document, then click OK. A new document is displayed in the display area of the gLabels window.


Above image shows an example of document merge:
The first step to performing a document merge is to prepare a source document that contains your merge data. This data could be mailing addresses or any other data that you wish to create unique labels or cards for. 

The currently supported text-file format is very simple: each line is a record; fields are delimited by commas (CSV), tabs, or colons; and newlines can be embedded into fields by using the "\n" entity. This file could be created using any text editor or could be created by another program or script. A common way of creating CSV files is to export them from a spreadsheet program.

A label must then be configured to "point at" this data file. To configure the merge properties of a document, choose Objects > Merge Properties menu item to display the merge properties dialog. This dialog is used to select the exact data file format and file name (location) of the merge data.

To print labels or cards, choose File > Print to display the Print dialog. Once print options have been selected, click Print to print the labels or cards. To simply preview the results, click Print Preview instead.




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