How To: Print Labels in Ubuntu Linux

Posted on in Categories Gnome, Howto, Linux, Linux desktop, OpenOffice.Org last updated April 22, 2009

I haven’t had to use MS-Office / word in years and I have never had a problem with awesome software. I have been using it in Linux for a long time, and recently at work we started using it in windows-xp systems too. I have also got a couple other people in my school, work and small business to use it as well. This tutorial explains the approach you take when you want to print labels under Ubuntu Linux using gLabels. It is a label, business and media cover designer for the GNOME. The intuitive editor allows to create text fields, insert images, simple objects, and create barcodes. It is designed to work with common laser/inkjet printers peel-off label and business card sheets. From the article:

Ubuntu has no shortages of software for printing labels. Many users content themselves with the label and mail merge features in Writer or in Abiword or KOffice. All these solutions will do a basic job, especially with text. But what if you want elaborate formatting or graphics with your labels? What if you want a smaller, dedicated program that is quicker to load than a complete word processor? In these cases, you should consider turning to gLabels instead.

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Papyrus Write and Convert XML Report / Pdf Files from MySQL Database

Posted on in Categories Download of the day, Howto, Linux, Linux desktop last updated October 13, 2007

Recently I was looking for XML reporting engine that allows me to generate reports from a variety of different MySQL databases. Your reports can be generated as PDF, PostScript, XML, HTML, DVI, Latex or straight ANSI text. Papyrus will correctly represent the reports in each of these outputted mediums with as much support as it can provide. The Papyrus XML language is aimed from a formatting perspective. To give you the ability to generate the best looking reports at ease.

From the project home page:

Papyrus reports are written in XML. This XML file contains SQL database queries, equations, formatting and layout. Reporting is done in a two phase process. In the first phase the SQL statements and equations are excuted. The second phase handles all the formatting and layout. While reports are normally printed, we have developed a number of different ways in which reports are generated.

There are three main reporting output engines: a Latex, ANSI and HTML version. Your reports do not need to be modified between output versions, so you can export to different media without problems. The latex version is normally used for generating PDF and PostScript reports and is best suited for paper printed reports. HTML is designed for reports for the web, which can be a powerful addition to any large web application. The ANSI was designed for line printers but is also useful in Unix for piping.

Download Papyrus Reporting Software

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