SOHO Labels & Envelopes 1.6 review

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SOHO Labels & Envelopes is a fast way to design and print professional labels, envelopes, and letterhead on your Macintosh.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 17155K
Developer: Chronos
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Price: $29.00
Updated: 26 Jan 2006
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SOHO Labels & Envelopes is a fast way to design and print professional labels, envelopes, and letterhead on your Macintosh.

Its next generation design eliminates the headaches typically associated with label and envelope printing so you can focus on your business.

Here are some key features of "SOHO Labels & Envelopes":
It's a complete design kit that includes 13,+ designer graphics, 50 Bitstream commercial-grade fonts, hundreds of ready-made designs.
It supports over 1,500 label and envelope stocks including Avery, DYMO, APLI, and A-One.
Print address, shipping, file folder, name badge, inventory, floppy disk labels.
Supports 15 barcode formats including POSTNET, serial numbers, DYMO printers, Mac OS X Address Book, tab delimited files, and international addresses.
Powerful design tools include 30+ shapes, 100+ image masks, 350+ fields, transparency, shadows, rotation, auto-text scaling, smart-guides, iPhoto integration.

30-day trial,
watermark on printouts.

What's New:
The software is now a "universal binary" so it will run natively on Intel-based Macs as well as PowerPC-based Macs.
The SOHO Labels & Envelopes application is now located in the SOHO Series folder inside the Applications folder.
Added a preference to automatically delete blank lines when text fields are filled in. For example, if a Company field is on its own line and the selected contact has no company name, that line will be deleted. Previously, it would be left as a blank line unless "text dependency" fields were used (the fields that look like '[' and ']'). This should greatly reduce the need for the text dependency fields.
Removed the text dependency fields from the standard return & delivery address blocks since they're no longer necessary.
When creating new documents, we now zoom the document to fit the window. Previously, new documents were always set to 100%.
Improved resizing of graphics. It's now easier to grab the resizing knobs, especially when the zoom setting is small.
Complete address fields now support additional country formats (eg. Kuwait) that have been added since Jaguar.
Software updates are now loaded in the background so the application won't be tied up for a long time on slow internet connections.
Fixed a problem where images added to shapes would print out very small. This only happened when the image position was set to "Center".
Fixed a problem where high resolution or vector images were sometimes being printed at 72dpi which made them look fuzzy.
Fixed a problem that occurred under Mac OS X 10.4 where certain images would appear as garbage when a mask image was applied to them.
Fixed a problem where image files dragged from the Finder into a document would sometimes come in with their width/height set to zero.
Moved the Create Text button to the right side of the window. This provides better grouping of the controls that relate to inserting objects into the document
When we paste images (whether from a file path or actual image data on the pasteboard), the new image is centered in the visible portion of the canvas.
Can now double-click a shape, clip art image or photo to insert it into the document.
Reorganized the Line style tools. Now the arrowhead tools are easier to understand and the size of each arrowhead is displayed.
Increased the maximum arrowhead size for lines (to allow for larger arrows).
Added an "Open Existing File" button to the new document sheet (so user doesn't have to dismiss sheet, then choose Open File command).
Added a "NameOrCompany" field that uses the first & last name if the contact is a person (as opposed to a company/organization); otherwise, uses the company name.
Added preferences for changing the grid spacing and the grid guideline spacing. The grid no longer moves as the window is resized -- it's anchored to the page origin.
Added some "wiggle room" before initiating a drag. This should reduce the number of inadvertent drags when clicking or double-clicking objects.
Added a "Move Graphics By" command for offsetting a group of graphics all at once.
We now prompt the user before opening any AutoRecover files that are left on disk (if the computer/software crashes). The user can choose to open the files or move them to the trash.

Apple Macintosh G3 or higher
Mac OS X v10.2 or later (v10.3 or later required to use vector clip art)
30 MB of available disk space (1.2GB for full clip art collection)
CD-ROM drive
Inkjet or laser printer (optional). Great results from popular inkjet, laser, and color laser printers including DYMO, HP, Epson, Canon, Lexmark, etc.

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