I am wondering what people use to print envelopes and shipping labels? Namely, I had to send yesterday 40-50 big envelopes. Normally, I use labels but I find it default sizes avery 5360 to be too small for the shipping address on the big envelope (I ended up using it for return address). Since, I have not seen an obvious way to adjust the size without playing with macros itself I played for a while with envlab. With all due respect to Boris Veytsman who is probably lurking somewhere on this forum I could not get thing do even the examples from his user manual (I am using TeXLive 2009 on this particular computer). At that point I felt I had option of doing a quick hack in pure TeX to get the output that I like or using something else. I settled with Python LableNation script which uses pure PostScript as a back end. I do not know what I would do if I had to use a special character but for basic shipping was good enough. Unlike envlab I could use the same
dat file I used with labels package (obviously if I could get envlab to do what I wanted I would write a script to feed data to the tex source code).
P.S. Ever since I started frequenting this forum I found my self pushing TeX/LaTeX more and more and I am feeling a bit adventurous. Key value driven ConTeXt looks more and more appealing. And Lua, I have a bad feeling I will learn Lua...
Edit: I just checked this question and the answers from that question compiles without any problems. It looks like there is a problem with envlab documentation. I was typing
following the official documentation while in the working example I see