mailing labels

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  1. skd macrumors 6502

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    what's a good mac program to do mailing labels?
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I use MS Word for OS X to do mine. In Word under the Tools Menu there's a Labels section. Works pretty good too.
     
  3. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    does anybody know of any mac software for doing mailing labels?
     
  5. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    define mac software? does it have to be apple made? because as far as im concerned, ms word for mac is a mac software.
     
  6. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a macbook pro and I have MS word for mac but it doesn't run native on my computer. When I go over to boot camp....MS word runs twice as fast as when I'm in the mac partition. I would like to spend less time in the window partition and eventually not go there at all. I guess I'm looking for a mac software to do the mailing labels that would run native on my intel mac.
     
  7. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    For only making labels, Avery has a free app called "Mac Label Expert" that works really well. And yes, it's the same Avery that makes 99% of the labels out there, go figure :p

    but ya gotta to go to their UK website to get it :confused:

    http://www.avery.co.uk/uk1/downloads/maclabelexpert.jsp
     
  8. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Word may load a little slower, but other than that, I don't see any performance issues. If all you're going to do is make labels, then what is the point of having something .5 sec faster on the windows side? Makes no sense to me....
     
  9. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks mklos, you do have a point. I guess I'm also looking for a good replacement for mac word that is native to the intel mac.
     
  10. mklos macrumors 68000

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    For a simple Word processor, I use Pages which is part of iWork that Apple makes. I'm not really a fan of MS Word. It does everything you don't want it to. You have to go back and change all kinds of settings so it doesn't do all of that auto-format crap. Its just a pain in the butt. Typical M$ app. It wants to be in control of you, instead of the other way around.
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Why?
    If you have it and it works, don't let Universal vs Rosetta throw you.

    Since I have Filemaker Pro, I tend to use it for all my labels and lists.
     
  12. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks mklos, I'm an architect and after 20 years in the window world and using autocad I made the switch to mac last year. I'm soooo fed up with MS and autocad and the crashing and the price of the updates. I really want to leave that life behind if for nothing than keeping my sanity.
     

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