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by grawhib / December 8, 2013 11:28 PM PST

I need a simple database to keep names and addresses on so I can print out labels for Christmas cards etc any ideas folks?

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While the database is easy, printing is not.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2013 1:51 AM PST
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by grawhib / December 9, 2013 4:08 AM PST

Thanks for the reply, I have downloaded the Avery software but it doesn't give me a database, actually I have used Avery before but all the software does is allows you to to print a sheet of labels by entering them one at a time, maybe I have missed something

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I read the Avery link again
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2013 4:11 AM PST
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And it noted to use parts of Office for the database function. The reason I noted Avery is that printing can be a PITA where as databases are easy.
Bob

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Re: simple database
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 9, 2013 4:24 AM PST
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Personally, I use MS Office with a mail merge to labels in MS Word, based on data in a MS Excel spreadsheet. But as a database teacher I must stress that Excel isn't a database. Older versions of Excel did use that word for a set of rows, but current versions don't use it any more (for the same set of rows).
But what's in a name. It works.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/word-mail-merge-a-walk-through-the-process-HA001034920.aspx is the instruction for Word 2003. It's somewhat different in Word 2007 and higher.

If you don't have MS Office, try LibreOffice.It's free.

Kees

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