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How Do I Modify Text-Box Location Parameters for Printed Envelopes?

The “Sender” text box on #10 envelopes is too close to the left edge when printed using my HP Office Pro 8720 printer (the left-most characters are not printed). How can I change the position of that Sender text box? The default position for “Left:” is 0.278, and I’d like to change it to at least 0.5, perhaps a bit more.

I followed your recent video to bring up the envelope by selecting the Recipient from Contacts, then clicking on “Command-P”, but there are no options for changing those default position settings.


Occasionally, I need to create a physical envelope to return original documents to financial or governmental organizations (instead of pdf “copies” attached to emails). This method creates neat, printed envelopes that suit my purpose.

Ray Johnston

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Modify Text-Box Location Parameters for Printed Envelopes?”

    3 years ago

    In the Contacts app Print dialog, you can select "Define Custom" in the Layout pop-up menu. So start with your current envelope settings, use Define Custom and name it. Then all of the numbers are editable and you can adjust as you like.

    Ray Johnston
    3 years ago

    Thanks, Gary.
    That worked, but I had to close and re-open the Print dialog after modifying the Text-Box locations before the changes "took". Once created, though, I could re-use them whenever!

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