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From: "Nancy W." <>
Subject: Re: [GEN_SOCIETIES] (no subject)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 21:25:30 +0000
Thank you for the information. Since I have just updated the membership list in Excel, I am not excited about typing 320 member's information into another program. I was able to print acceptable labels using the MSWord mail merge with Excel. I had to have them printed by this week end. Since our fiscal year just began, I have time to shop around for something that will do what I want. It was suggested that Avery has some software that will allow printing the labels as I want them. I think I will look at that since it can access the list from MSAccess, so I would expect it to be able to import a list from Excel.
Did you try the Avery software? I did not know they offered software also. I will keep your suggestion in mind and if Avery doesn't do what I want, I will look into Print Shop.
Thank you for your suggestion. This list is not active, I was afraid I wouldn't get any suggestions, but I did get two very valuable ideas.
Terrebonne Gen. Soc.
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> Nancy -
> When I was Editor of our genealogy newsletter/journal I had the same problem
> with MSWord, so I used the Address Book in my _Print Shop_
> (http://www.broderbund.com/jump.jsp?itemID=4710&itemType=CATEGORY) software to
> create the
> mailing labels.
> For each address you can set up the Primary Address with Telephone Numbers;
> Work Information/Email Addresses & their Internet Home Page (if they have
> one); a Secondary Address & Telephone Number and the Dates to Use the
> Address; Family Information such as Birthdays, Anniversary & Children's
> Names; Custom Information with three Custom Fields which is where I set up
> with Membership Year, Category of Membership & Membership #; and Groups/Notes
> where I set up Groups such as: Active Memberships, Donations, Newsletter
> Exchange, Board Members, Gift Memberships, Inactive Memberships, Library
> Volunteers, Lifetime Memberships, and New Members. Then if just needed to print
> labels say for Board Meeting Notices, that Group Heading would bring up just
> those addresses.
> Unfortunately, I think you would have to add all the information manually. I
> could never find a way to merge information from another program into the
> Print Shop Address Book.
> Before going to just Print Shop I was trying at least three other programs.
> Print Shop Address Book worked like a charm for me and what I needed it for,
> operating a Genealogy Society.
> Sharon in South Carolina
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