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copy single business card design to template? [closed]

asked 2012-05-03 07:08:14 +0100

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i DESPERATELY need to get the upper left cell of an Avery business card template copied to the other cells. it consists of four blocks of text in separate little boxes (items / objects ??) - the background .png already in the other cells.

very much depends on getting this working tonight for me - i never could have imagined this would be a difficult step as getting many instances of single design seems the entire point of a template to me??

yet it is impossible after many days of trying and making me want suicide. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME.

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answered 2012-05-03 21:13:10 +0100

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You could just Shift-select all of these, group, copy these (while group is selected) and paste anywhere.

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answered 2012-05-04 02:07:14 +0100

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updated 2012-05-04 02:18:33 +0100

Your chances of receiving a useful answer depend on providing sufficient information for people to know exactly what you have done so far. You fail to specify: what version of LO and what OS you are using; whether you are referring to a built-in, third-party or self-created template; how you installed and initiated this template; the exact steps you have taken so far to insert what you have in the template so far; in what ways suggestions people have already made do not meet your needs....

Now, in LO 3.5.3 running in OSX 10.7, in Writer, I was able to open a new document with File>>New>>Business Cards. This opens a dialogue box with multiple tabs. Under the "medium' tab, I can select from a range of brands and types, including Avery. Under the 'Private' and 'Business' tabs I can add specific content. Under the 'Options' tab, I can choose 'entire page' or 'single label', and set it to 'Synchronize contents'. It also opens a 'Synchronize labels' button which floats over the page. I was able to insert an image in the first label with Insert>>Picture>>From file, and set it to be a background behind the text with Right-click>>Wrap>>In background. This could be copied to every label by clicking on the 'Synchronize labels' button (as was mentioned to you in a previous answer).

However, I have no way of knowing whether this is related to how you are going about things.

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