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Mail Labels in current ver of A5

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  • Mail Labels in current ver of A5

    I have used A4 1.1 for ages and found the mail label format process the only one that met the needs. Question: Does anyone know if that has been changed to lose any flexibility in A5?

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    RE: Mail Labels in current ver of A5

    Harold,

    It will be hard for most of us to remember back that far.

    Alpha Four, vers. 1.1, was a DOS product that was released a long, long time ago.

    Is there some particular feature that you're anxious to know is present in Alpha Five, vers. 4?

    -- tom

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      RE: Mail Labels in current ver of A5

      To Tom Cone. Thanks om for the reply: Yes, long long time ago is the word OK In A4 1.1 I can format the labels with more lines than fit on the label since at least one of the total number does not get used in each case. That happens for the reason that some of the addresses need an extra line and some require a country name. I have Lotus 123 and Approach but they are loaded with so called automatic helps that I cant use them. Harold

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        RE: Mail Labels in current ver of A5

        A5 labels have a soft carriage return that is programmed by pressing shift/enter at the end of a line. If there is no data on the line, the carriage return does not execute. Would this work for you?

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          RE: Mail Labels in current ver of A5

          For Ohlen Cartwell: Thanks, that sounds as if it may act as I need. I am assuming that when there is no data on a label line that the printer would skip that line without printing an empty line and would go on to the next line with data. In that case it would do the what is needed. Does that assumption sound correct? Another assumption I made was that I could transfer the huge number of records from A4 1.1 to the current A5 without retyping them all. That task is beyond me. The reason for considering A5 is that if I need to pass the whole volunteer project on to someone else, younger people may not be into DOS.

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            RE: Mail Labels in current ver of A5

            Yes, if a line has no data, the next line is printed. Regarding data: All of your data will remain intact; however, all of the layouts (forms, reports, letters, labels) as well as operations and scripts will need to be redone.

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              RE: Mail Labels in current ver of A5

              Thank you Ohlen. That bit about the labels was the major angst. The redo of the data entry forms, label format and reports I could handle. Thanks for thinking about it
              Harold

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