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Printing Labels

I generated a page of ten labels and I have the resulting PDF file, but when I print a test page and hold it up to the label sheet (Avery 8253), it doesn't match. The labels are too high on the page. I can't seem to figure out how to tell Adobe Acrobat to increase the top margin. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem?

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Printing Labels

I generated a page of ten labels and I have the resulting PDF file, but when I print a test page and hold it up to the label sheet (Avery 8253), it doesn't match. The labels are too high on the page. I can't seem to figure out how to tell Adobe Acrobat to increase the top margin. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem?
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Hi,

I had the same problem trying to print the labels with my HP 895 printer. Nothing I did would force the labels to print right. However, I did solve the problem. Here's what I did.

I displayed the PDF file of the labels on my computer monitor as they are supplied by BookCrossing. I then used a screen capture program called HyperSnap (http://www.hyperionics.com/) to capture just one of the labels. Any screen capture utility will perform this function. The captured label was saved as a GIF file.

Next I opened Microsoft Word XP and opened a blank document. I then clicked on TOOLS and LETTERS & MAILINGS and ENVELOPES & LABELS. I clicked on OPTIONS and changed the lable size to 5163 and clicked OK. Next, I Clicked on NEW DOCUMENT. Word then opened a window with the outline of the label page. Next I went to INSERT and PICTURE and browsed to my saved GIF file and inserted it. I then copied and pasted the label into each of the label outlines and printed the labels. Everything worked adequately.

I thought the gray type on the labels was a little light to I opend the GIF file in an Image processing program called Ulead PhotoImpact (http://www.ulead.com) and bumped up the contrast a little. The next set of labels were as good as printing from the PDF file.

What BookCrossing needs to do is provide a single label in an Adobe PhotoShop format or Ulead PhotoImpact format so that we can create our on pages. Another alternative would be to provide the labels in Word format.

I know that my solution may sound complex, but that's only because I spelled out the steps carefully. It actually only took me about 10 minutes to figure out and follow the steps I described. It should take you less time because you have instructions to work from.

Enjoy,

Max Lent
max@maxlent.com
http://www.maxlent.com
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Actually, I was thinking of doing something just like that (except I'll probably use FrameMaker instead of Word).

I agree that the labels should be provided as individual graphics, but I'm not sure that using a proprietary format is the way to go. Not everyone has Photoshop. I think it would be better to provide it in JPEG format.

Anyway, thanks very much for your detailed reply!

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