Creating mailing labels

A common task when working with customers is to send an official notice or request for information through the mail. The ArcGIS Reporting tools allow you to complete this task without having to export your customer data into another format or build a complex custom report template.

  1. Click the View menu, point to Reports, then click Create Report Create Report.

    This displays the Report Wizard, which will guide you through creating your report.

  2. On the first page of the wizard, click the Layer/Table drop-down menu and click the layer or table on which you want to base the report. This layer should include the contact information for creating mailing labels.
  3. Click Next until you get to the fourth page of the wizard, where you can specify a layout option. Choose Mailing Labels, and select the type of mailing label from the available list.

To add a custom mailing label (or a common variety not listed by default), you can modify the MailingLabelStyles.xml file located in the installation directory under \Styles\ReportWriter. You can use a text or XML editor to modify the file. Then copy and paste an existing style schema into the file and change the appropriate properties of the style, such as the height and width of the label.

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