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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Printing QSL cards/stickers

From: Joop Stakenborg
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Printing QSL cards/stickers
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 20:16:26 +0200

On Sun, 07 Apr 2002 16:34:37 +0200 (MEST)
address@hidden wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Belive it or not, you can already print QSL cards/stickers from XLog output
> using a simple yet powerful program called GLabels,
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/glabels. Here's an extract from it's README 
> file:

Interesting stuff. This would be a good alternative for the latex backend,
for the time being. I have a file on my disk somewhere which demonstrates
QSL stickers is quite easy with latex, but it might be a while before
I can hack it in.

> So, if XLog will be able to export the log into a TAB separated text file (I
> guess colons or commas are not good separators in this case) and without any
> header line, the user will be able to import this file into GLabels and design
> his/her own QSL cards with images, colored text or whatever he/she whishes.
> I have tried it to see whether it actually works, and yes, it does. It took me
> about 20 minutes to produce the attached output (png image), including the 
> time
> it took to import the log into a spreadsheet and create a TAB separated file.

It would be a good idea to have an export function for xlog. And a TAB separated
log sounds like the most likely format, because importing into spreadsheets
is so easy. Maybe we can even think of supporting the user, by creating custom
spreadsheets which calculate DXCC or contest scores....

> This was just a quick and dirty proof-of-principle experiment to demonstrate
> what can be done with little effort.

Thanks for your ideas,

> Cheers,
> Alex, OZ9AEC 

Joop PA4TU

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