[thelist] Avery printing labels

Gavin Funabiki boyatomic at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 11:31:29 CST 2007

Hopefully someone suggested a better idea, but here's what I had to do
18 months ago at another job.  I couldn't find anything at the time
that offered pre-formatted avery labels, but wouldn't be surprised if
there was one.

Use http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/ to create a PDF file
formatted for a specific label size and populate it with label
entries.  I adapted their "form" example to the dimensions of one
avery label type you needed.

What you may want to do instead use take an idea from the following
channel 9 thread:
First create PDF files for all of the label types you need.
Then the class can populate the PDF with the values.

In either case you're going to have to figure out the dimensions for
the avery labels you need to handle (if it's a lot, this might not be
a good idea), but maybe you can find some formatted pdfs already for
the latter idea.


On 2/12/07, Casey Crookston <caseyc at intellisoftmn.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have what I thought should be a simple request, but I'm not finding a
> solution.  Our client has a database of companies, and he wants his
> customers to log in and be able to generate a PDF that is pre-formatted
> to Avery label size.  The idea is that the user would enter the Avery
> number, select the data filters, and then we will generate a PDF he can
> print onto the labels.
> I thought for sure there would be an existing class for a .NET
> application out there, even if we needed to pay for it.  But I can't
> find one.  Avery suggested using their online wizard (gag) or generate a
> CSV file which then gets imported into Microsoft Word.  Neither of these
> are solutions I want to present to our client - end users will balk at
> the number of steps.
> Has anyone ever done this?
> Thanks,
> Casey
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