UPS Shipping Label

Our half sheet shipping label is perfect for printing the UPS shipping label. Our half sheet label is the ML-0200
When printing out your labels, you might want to also print out some information that is printed out by default when printed out in the major Web Browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer(IE).
One thing I always like to stick on the footer is URL, which usually contains the tracking number. Another is the date which it was printed, and you also might want a time stamp. Unfortunately in Chrome, you can only toggle off or on the default headers. FireFox gives you a dialog box to put in what you want, nice. IE also gives you a print setup dialog box to edit what is in the footers. I still prefer Chrome over the others. It’s fast. >:)
UPS Shipping Label

Long Lines on an Address Label

If you’ve ever done mail merges on address labels, you certainly have come across all kinds of data. When some folks do data entry, they don’t abbreviate. This might actually be a requirement for high end mailings. For some reason, abbreviating does not equal high class. Sometimes these lists with their abbreviated names and addresses find their way to ML-3000 mailing address labels.
A quick and dirty solution to clean up these long names or address, would be to do the merge and search the merged document for soft returns (srt) or hard return soft pages (hrtspg) or soft return soft page (srtspg), but alas, this is Microsoft Word. Word does not automatically insert any code for soft pages or soft returns. You can do it in Word Perfect, but not in Microsoft Word. So what to do?
Here is an excellent article on what to do to take control of long address lines. Be brave though, it could involve some Visual Basic Scripting.
Here is an excellent article on what to do to take control of long address lines. Be brave though, it could involve some Visual Basic Scripting.

Address Labels with Word Perfect 5.1?

Does anybody out there remember using Word Perfect 5.1? We used to use it for doing mass mailings. Forget about graphical user interfaces. This was plain beautiful blue background with white text. It was actually pretty powerful. We used to print thousands of address labels and merged letters with it. There weren’t too many fonts, but you could buy nice fonts. It got even better with 6.0 which came with a binary editor. You could edit any file. Good stuff. It was a simpler time. And by simpler, I mean more complicated for the end user. Let’s face it Microsoft Word is much easier these days than Word Perfect 5.1 ever was.
If you still feel the need to get back to WordPerfect 5.1 under Windows 7 or 8, you’ll need to get an emulator. There are a few things you can do. You can download DosBox, which is great if you want to run old DOS programs. You can also download Oracle VirtualBox. If you use VirtualBox, you’ll need a copy of whatever operating system under which you’ll run WP5.1. That means, you’ll have to have an old copy of DOS, or Windows 3.1, 95, 98, XP, or Vista.