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Old 12-15-2005, 02:25 AM   #1
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Angry Avery CD Label OO.org Templates has UK codes. WTF!


I spent about an hour trying to figure out why the Full face afterburner CD labels on avery.com doesn't have the same codes as the label templates when I try to do a new label in OpenOffice. After an hour or so I did a search for the code that OO.org was showing in the list and found the label on the avery.co.uk site. What the hell is up with that?

I live in Texas not the UK. I'm running OpenOffice on suse 10, does OO.org think I live in the UK or something?

Some help and some explanations would be helpfull. I have some Memorex labels right now that I couldn't find any way to print on from Linux. So I thought I'd find something that would work and found Avery labels to be the best choice.

All I want to know is will the Avery labels I can find at Walmart or OfficeMax work on OpenOffice? I don't want to be buying labels that are hard to find and I also want them to easily work in OpenOffice.

I would have thought this shit would be some what standard no matter what country you goto.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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It's quite obvious why they are UK codes. If you stop to think about it.

By default, most OSes install themselves with US as the standard. Finally, we are getting our own back! And don't get me started on the whole tea/harbour thing...
 
Old 12-16-2005, 05:06 PM   #3
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When I installed SUSE 10 it asked where I live and my language. So if I pick US it should do US settings even for OpenOffice. If I had picked UK then I would understand.

I don't think either country is better then the other. I just see borders as nothing more then political BS. As for the tea thing, they dumped the tea for very little taxes the king was demanding from them. Americans today pay a hell of lot more taxes to our own politicians and no one is dumping tea in the harbor. They wanted no taxation with out representation. I guess as long as we have "representation" they can tax us as much as they like and it's ok.

Don't get me started on our retarded foreign policy.

I've been meaning to ask some one from the UK this. I was just wondering but what would you say is the most used Instant Messenger service in the UK?

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Old 12-16-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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I suspect that, like anywhere else, it's MSN or AIM. I'm afraid that the UK is no more enlightened than anywhere else when it comes to computers.

As far as your label problem goes, I have had similar problems in Windows and the solution I came up with was the "custom label" option - measure out your labels and create a custom version.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 05:37 PM   #5
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I suspect that, like anywhere else, it's MSN or AIM. I'm afraid that the UK is no more enlightened than anywhere else when it comes to computers.

As far as your label problem goes, I have had similar problems in Windows and the solution I came up with was the "custom label" option - measure out your labels and create a custom version.
The label issue isn't as much an issue any more. When I get some Avery labels I can allways guess on which template. I'm pretty sure that the UK and US labels are the same, they just have differant codes to label them. I can allways go on the avery.co.uk site and look up the code on what label I buy in the US to figure out what template in OpenOffice to us. So it'snot much of an issue any more. But sure is annoying as hell.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 06:02 PM   #6
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Yeah. Labels are a real PITA sometimes.
 
  


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