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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: how to make a greeting card? Reply with quote

Hi,

I am new to using OpenOffice and I was wondering if there is some kind of template or something that would allow me to make a greeting card that folds vertically. If not, how would I make such a greeting card?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much though I love Open Office, I am sure that you would be better off using Page Plus SE for that kind of work. This is an unlimited free trial. You have to give your email address to register, but can unsubscribe easily enough if you don't want their advertising.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just want to make a blank card, you know, like the kind that you design and you fold so it's a card?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same want, I bought one of the pre-perferred card sheet kits..by Avery I think..

Anyway, I just went to the Avery web site, downloaded the MS Word template for this sheet layout. Opened her up in OO.o 2.0 and voila..not so much as a Hick-UP..

The OO.o developers gets a pat on the back and my sister got a very embarrasing birhtday card with scanned family photos of her as an infant in the tub...some times everything in life just works out like it should Very Happy

Anyway, you might try the same kinf of thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a template for this from http://ooextras.sourceforge.net/. I've used it and it works fine.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still say use a DTP program for this kind of task, it is much easier. For word-processing tasks use a Word-processor, for design intensive tasks, use a Desktop Publishing Package.

You can also download dozens of Free Greeting Card Templates

With Page Plus it is easier to crop or rotate graphics, add a fancy border, rotate text to any angle, etc. I know all of this can be done in Open Office too, it is just not as easy.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desktop publishing software is great, but for most people who will be creating a couple of cards a year it makes more sense to get a simple template they can use without any more outlay of money and minimal time to figure out how to do it in what they currently have.

Depends on just how much someone is going to use it. The couple of times a year I need DTP makes me glad I bought MS Publisher (sorry), but until the time I took on the task of a newsletter for 500+ members I made do with word processing working around the limitations.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: oooForum Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing

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