7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2006 9:03 AM by Summit-X
ron316 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Does anyone know how to get Address book to print envelopes?
I can print lables etc but application quits when I try to print envelopes.

Cheers

Ron

Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Stanley Horwitz Level 4 Level 4 (2,705 points)
    I think a shareware program called Roll Call Directory from Midnight Mage Software can handle your request. Check
    http://www.midnightmage.com for info.
  • ron316 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think a shareware program called Roll Call
    Directory from Midnight Mage Software can handle your
    request. Check
    http://www.midnightmage.com for info.


    Thanks but gave it a try but still can only print labels
  • Chris Harwood Level 4 Level 4 (1,335 points)
    Does anyone know how to get Address book to print
    envelopes?
    I can print lables etc but application quits when I
    try to print envelopes.

    Cheers

    Ron


    The problems I had with printing from Address Book were all formatting ones and had to set up the printer preset options as well as the layout format in Address Book.

    I use an Epson Stylus Colour 740 and made up custom envelope sizes in the Address Book print panel and had to adjust the "Recipient" and "Sender" sizes and locations.

    The printer preset options will need setting up outside of Address Book i:e in AppleWorks if you have that option with you printer.
  • fabads Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does anyone know how to get Address book to print
    envelopes?
    I can print lables etc but application quits when I
    try to print envelopes.

    Cheers

    Ron



    When the print window opens you have 3 tabs 'layout', 'label' and 'orientation' in a row below the selection for 'style: envelopes'. Click on the label tab and you should see a tick beside 'print my address'. Untick this box and then it will print without a problem. Whats happened is you have not created your own card: Menu - Card - Go to my card. When you create your own card and leave the box ticked then your address will be printed in the top left. The application simply could not find your address it was instructed to print and quit. There should be no need to mess around with anything else although you might find that the address does not get printed in the middle of the envelope. I think it looks better to change the layout to a custom DL and change the recipient top: 44 to 24 especially on business envelopes. I hope this helps a few people because it had my head wrecked as well.

    Derek

       
  • ron316 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Derek. It was totally doing my head in

    R
  • john.grayson Level 4 Level 4 (2,495 points)
    you could also try this free widget to print envelopes:

    http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/easyenvelopes/
  • Summit-X Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the simple solution. Lots of other posts went way too deep. I had the same problem and was solved by actually adding my address on my card and then un-checking "print my address" when I went to print and it finally worked.
    Thanks
    JR

    I didn't need any 3rd party software to print envelopes!!