The DC Envelope Printer is a Windows 8 / Modern UI app, which allows you to quickly print envelopes of various sizes, and allows you to manage a database of addressers and addressees, so that you don't have to retype address information whenever you prepare an envelope for printing. It is a slick, intuitive, easy-to-use app, that gets the job done. Main Page
When you open DC Envelope Printer, you open the main page of the app. On the page is displayed a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) image of the envelope you are going to print. In the upper left corner of the envelope image is a text box you can use to directly enter a return address. In the middle of the envelope image, is a text box you can use to directly enter an address. Below the envelope image, is a label indicating the size of the envelope. If you would like an envelope of a different size, you can access the bottom menu bar on the Main page, and click on the Configure button on the menu bar. You can click on the Envelope Size button to the left on the resultant app page, and then select the envelope size you want. Click on the Apply button to apply your selection to the envelope image on the main page. After you are satisfied with your envelope size, return address, and address, you may click on the print button on the bottom menu bar, to print your envelope. Follow the directions of the print dialog that appears, to print your envelope.
Managing Addressers and Addressees
If you send letters repeatedly to several addressees, you may from the main page of the app, click on the Update button on the bottom menu bar, to access the Update Data page of the app. On the left of the Update Data page of the app, you may click on the Address button, and then start entering addressee information. First, click on the Add button to the bottom right of the page, to begin adding an addressee to the app's database. If the addressee is an individual, ensure you provide at least a first or last name to validate the record. If the addressee is an organization, ensure you provide at least the name of the organization to validate the record. You can initially create a record, and update it later if you please. You can save a record by clicking on the Save button, to the right of the Add button. You can alternately save a record by clicking on the Back or Forward button, under the name list box, in the middle of the page.
After you enter multiple addresses, you may scroll through the records using the Back and Forward buttons, under the name list box - which contains a list of addressee names, whose records you have entered. You may jump directly to an addressee record, by scrolling up and down through the names in the name list box, and selecting a name. To delete a record, select a name in the name list box, and click on the Delete button, below the name list box. If after you have entered several addressee records, and you would like sort the records alphabetically, click on the Order Records button, on the bottom app bar for the page.
Addressee records contain an Address Code field. This field, which is not printed on envelopes, helps distinguish between different addresses for an addressee. For example, if you mail letters to different offices for a company at different locations, you can use the field distinguish one location from the next. For example, if you have IBM as an addressee, you can enter MAIN OFFICE in one record, SPRINGFIELD OFFICE in another, etc. If two addressee records have the same name, but are not differentiated using the Address Code field, you will encounter a duplicate record error.
If you mail letters from one or more locations, or several persons use this app, you may want to add a list of addressers to the app's database. To do so, click on the Return Address button to the left of the page, and enter addresser information the same way you enter addressee information.
You may return to the main page by clicking on the large back arrow, at the top left of the page.
If you have not entered addresser and/or addressee information into the app's database, you may configure your envelope by selecting the size you want, as described in the Main Page paragraph above. If you have entered addresser and/or addressee information into the app's database, you may click on the Configure button on the bottom menu bar for the main page, to enter the Configure Envelope page.
To the left of the Configure Envelope page, is a list of buttons - Envelope Size, Return Address, and Address - that you can click on, to configure the different portions of your envelope. Click on the Envelope Size button to select the size of the envelope you want. Click on the Return Address button, to select the return address record in the app's database, you would like printed on the envelope. Note: you can also select the font and font size you would like for the return address. Similarly, click on the Address button, to select the address record in the app's database, you would like printed on the envelope. Note also: you can also select the font and font size you would like for the address. If you are happy with your selections, click on the Apply button, at the left of the page, to apply your selections to your envelope. If you do not want to apply your selections, click on the large back arrow, at the top left of the page, to back out of applying your selections to the envelope.
Printing An Envelope
After you have prepared your envelope for printing (see paragraphs Main Page and Configuring Envelopes above), from the main page for the app, click on the Print button, on the bottom menu bar for the page, and use the resulting print dialog.
This version of the DC Envelope Printer Tutorial is for version 1.0.x of the app. Clicking on the Help button on the bottom menu bar on the main page of the DC Envelope Printer app, takes you automatically to the correct version of the tutorial. You may use the following link(s) to access other versions of the documentation. Note: to determine the version of the DC Envelope Printer app you are using, go to the charms bar, click on Settings, then click on Permissions.