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    Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Phil (post 41509) had an interesting response to post 15895 (Pictures in labels) and I wonder if there is something like that for envelopes.
    I would like to put a graphic to the left of my return address directly on the envelope. I can create labels by setting up a table of 4 columns, using columns 1 and 3 for the graphic and 2 and 4 for the address. However, that does not transfer to the envelope wizard. I've tried the MS way, but that only puts the graphic next to the first line, leaving a wider space between lines 1 and 2 than between 3 and 4. Any ideas?
    Many thanks.

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    George,

    Make sure that you have formatted the picture to go under the text and copy it to each label, then check that the alignment works so that that your paragrapph styles are aligned to the required position to the right or left of the picture.

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Hi George:
    Here are some tips that I've copied from the internet that should help.

    <big> Envelopes & Labels: Using Graphics for Return Address </big>
    By Fred Langa: LangaList
    To put a small graphic file - jpg, gif, bmp - under the return address on envelopes:

    It helps if you've already resized a picture to perhaps 150 X 75 pixels (approx 1.5" w X 1" h) or resized as a percentage of the original dimensions until you've got a size you like, and Saved As something else to keep the original graphic, too. But the choice is yours, within limits an index card-sized graphic won't work, so think small.

    1. In Word menu bar, pull up Tools/Envelopes and Labels;
    2. Put in recipient

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Thank you, I now have the return address I wanted with my logo next to the text, using the EnvelopeExtra1 approach.
    What I don't quite understand is, when I try to change the return address by clicking on the address book in envelope/labels I get an error message that logon failed and that I have to log on to Microsoft Exchange to get to my address book. What - and where - is Microsoft Exchange and why do I need to log onto it?

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Hi George:
    Sorry. I can't help with Microsoft Exchange--I've never used it & am not familiar with the different Windows messaging applications. Hopefully, someone else is. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    With regard to the present post and This Post , there is a solution no one has described and which has worked for me.

    1. Get the logo (I got mine from Word/Insert/Picture/ClipArt/Clips Online - a great resource) and size it .

    2. Next to the logo insert a Textbox, put the return address in it, format it and fiddle the textbox size.

    3. This is the time consuming bit, manipulate each object in turn until they look right (hold down the alt key to make positioning them easier). For labels make sure the combined length of the picture and textbox equals the length of the label.

    4. Don't understand this bit but step 5 will not work if you omit it, select the picture, right click, Format Picture / Layout / Square. The black squares at the corners of the picture change to white squares with black outlines.

    5. Select the picture, hold down the Shift key and select the Text box. BOTH objects should now be selected. Right click, choose Grouping / Group. (May need a bit of fiddling, more than one right click menu is available here). You now have a single object with both your logo and address in it.

    6. With the new object selected press Alt F3; name your object in the Autotext box, eg. call it a1.

    7. Goto Envelopes and Labels, choose Labels, type a1 in the Address box, press F3. It is disconcerting, but Dont Panic when your are left with nothing except a cursor in the box; press New Document, you should now have a sheet of logo-containing labels ready for printing. This autotext entry method also works in the Return address box of Envelopes, though I haven't tested this with printing as our envelope-friendly printer is not working at present.

    If the logo/address object is not quite right you can insert it in a document, select it, right click on it, Grouping / Ungroup; then fine tune each part, reselect both objects, right click, Grouping / Group to recombine them, then Alt F3 and give it the same name or a new name, as you wish.

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Hi Michael:
    I've used this method & it does work. However, I noticed that you mentioned everything "disappearing" in the box in Step 7. That's exactly what happens to me, BUT I've inquired of others & it doesn't seem to happen. The behavior I experience is often followed by Word crashing. I can't figure out which of my many "fixes" to Word broke it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Phil

    The disappearing worried me, and it took me awhile to realise it is not killing the whole process.

    I have used the method a few dozen times without Word crashing, the only problem I had was once the labels were not aligned properly on the sheet, don't know why.

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    I tried it in Word 97 & found that if I created a text box with text in it, change the wrapping to square, made it into an Autotext entry, & inserted it by going to Tools/Envelopes & labels/envelopes tab/insert the autotext & click print, it crashes every time. However, I just tried it in Word 2000 (I had stopped trying long ago) & found it worked! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Maybe I didn't change the wrapping to square in Word 2000 when I used to do it.??? Still, it definitely crashes Word 97...well, mine anyhow.

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Phil

    Guess I was lucky I didn't try it in W97.

    In your Post 17055 you say that you can edit the whole page of labels by selecting them all. How do you do this? I can only select them one at a time

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    Re: Pictures in return address (Word 2000)

    Hi Michael:
    Show the drawing toolbar & click the select tool (arrow). Then you can draw a box around all the graphics on a page.

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