Koha generates and emails a file of printable overdue notices for those who don’t have email addresses. The problem is that this text file doesn’t have any page breaks so it can be a bit messy when trying to print. This tutorial video will walk you through using Find & Replace in Microsoft Word to add in page breaks.
For those who can’t load videos at their library, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Open the attachment.txt file that was emailed to you from Koha
- Find a string that appears at the beginning of every notice (and no where else) such as ‘Dear’
- Use the Replace tool in Word to find that string and replace it with ^mSTRING
- If you searched for ‘Dear’ for example you would want to replace it with ‘^mDear’ (without quotes)
This will add in page breaks at the top of each notice to make them easier to print. I did research how to do this is OpenOffice or LibreOffice, but found that there was no easy way to do it. If you have a tip you’d like to share for those tools please do so in the comments.
If you have an idea for a tutorial video I should do or that you have done yourself (or found on the web) that we should include in this series, just drop me a line and I’ll add it.