Originally Posted by the-yikes
Cheer's me dears,
once again though i failed in getting my question across. Okay i have an Epson r265 inkjet printer. This allows for the printing of labels directly onto the cd by means of a tray. You insert the cd into the tray put the tray in the printer and off you go.
What i need is something for linux that will allow me to lay out the label and then print it directly onto the disc without the need of sticky labels.
I'm just wondering if it might be possible to setup a template in open office?
The templates I referenced will allow you to print to whatever you wish. The control will be yours as to how and where you print. I don't use the Epson but I'm sure it would be matter of just selecting a media tray.
I just suggested the template labels as an example. Your making this too complicated.
OpenOffice will meet your needs or even just a plain old editor would do the job. If you want images printed then OO would be the one too use. It will be a problem with layout not the device. Lay a CD on a sheet of paper at a known reference point and trace it to give you an idea of the boundaries, if you have a 'pica' rule the job would be easier (note: 1 PostScript pica = 4.23333333 millimeters). You can then use this visual template to aid you for line layout. Setup the OO edit window with ruler(s) to make it easier for you to do the line layout within the boundaries you get for the physical cd layout sheet. With some experimentation this should work. Future labels should be a breeze.
I would print to paper sheet to test then the cd when you are certain everything meets your expectations. This cd duplication glossary
may assist you with some terms.
You could use Tex but now you will really be getting into some serious work with typesetting. A sample
for a Tex catalog with downloads. There are loads of sites, just do a google.
program should work since the program is designed to work with the cd/label stickies but that doesn't mean you have to use the sticky label. You just want the cd physical parameters of the editor to prevent boundary line problems when printing. I haven't worked with glabel but I think that I'll try. One more to the TODO!
edit: link for a free cd template
Edit: I just noticed that the templates require StuffIt
a windows based expander.