NewDeal Technical Support Document 249
In NewDeal Release 3, NewDex has limited support for printing
labels and envelopes which might work if your printer
and label stock match the design of the feature.
If the label printing feature does not meet your needs,
consider transferring your data from NewDex to NewFile,
and then printing from NewFile, which has very flexible
layout and printing support.
How to create labels using NewDex and NewFile
Export your data from NewDex
In the File menu, choose Other, Export Document. Select Format for an
Export document. Use Comma Separated Value and be sure that the name you
choose for the file ends with .CSV. Exit NewDex.
Import into NewFile
Open NewFile and choose the Import button. Select the document you
created above, the one with the .CSV file name extension.
Design the Mailing Label Layout
- Click on the Design Mode button, in the Field Organizer, under Fields
in Current Layout, click on all unnecessary fields (those not needed to
create your labels). Then click on the Left Pointing directional arrow,
which will move those fields into the Not in Current Layout box.
- Now move and resize the fields on the screen. First, click on each
field name and press the Delete key to eliminate it. Since the field name
contains no data, you don't need it in your label. Then click on the
field box. Notice that a series of black 'handles' appear around the
edges of the field. Press and hold the left mouse button on the center
diamond shape and drag the mouse to arrange this field in the upper left
corner of your screen. Do this with each field you have.
- Click the Data Entry button. You will see the data in all the fields
you have imported. Notice if any of the fields have data that seems to run
together, i.e. in NewDex the name, street, city, etc. were on separate
lines but now they seem to be all on 1 or 2 lines bunched in together.
- Click on the space just prior to the text you would want to appear on
a line of its own and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER, which will insert a
carriage return. Repeat as often as you want. You must do this for each
record, so use the Record Control Panel to move to other records.
Note: If some of your data drops out of view because your field is too
a. Click on the Design Mode button.
b. Click on the field.
c. Press and hold the left mouse button on the lower right 'handle' of
d. Drag the mouse left and down to resize the field as appropriate.
e. Click on the Data Entry button to view the changes.
- Click on the Design Mode button. Choose Page Size from the File menu,
and look at the Single Record Size. This is where you set the Label size.
For instance, Width 3" and Height 2". Click on Apply, then
- Click on Data Entry and Multi-Record buttons. Choose Zoom Out
from the View menu to view the entire page. You will then see your
labels as they will be printed.
To print, you must be in Data Entry and Multi-Record mode.
To eliminate borders around the label fields
While in Design Mode, choose Single Record. Select the record by clicking
on it, which will surround it with handles. Choose Line Attributes from
the Graphics menu and select Unfilled. Click Apply, then Close. With some
computer systems, you may also have to choose Field Edges from the
Properties menu and deselect all four edges.
Last Modified 17 Feb 1999