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Creating mailing labels within VB - any label controls available?

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I have an access database, and want to use it for (among other things) printing mailing labels. I'd rather do this via a mailing label control - one which would support the hundreds of label types available. I'm trying to avoid using MS Word since it would (I'm assuming) require the user to first develop a document with the type of mailing label he's using.

I'd rather do it all via VB, and not require the user to know anything about using MS Word - it's possible the end user wouldn't even have MS Word on his system.  I'd rather that the users only responsibility would be to identify the fields, identify how it's sorted, confirm the type of label he's using, and then insert the labels into the printer.  I want to do the rest - making it easy for the end user.

Does anyone know of a good way to do this?  I'm willing to use MS Word - but preferably as the last resort. Any help is appreciated.

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Have you looked at Crystal Reports?  It has many different label formats (e.g., Avery labels) already predefined in its report template library.  Couple that with its easy drag-and-drop report expert for creating the labels tied to your database and it may be an optimal solution for you.
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