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Printing-labels: cdlabelgen

cdlabelgen , man page was designed to simplify the process of generating labels for CD's. It originated as a program to allow auto generation of front- cards and traycards for CD's burned via an automated mechanism (specif- ically for archiving data), but has now become popular for labelling CD compilations of mp3's, and copies of CDs. Note that cdlabelgen does not actually print anything-it just spits out postscript, which you can then do with as you please.

You can try to generate your label with:

       cdlabelgen -c "title of cd" \
                  -s "subtitle" \
                  -i "Piece 1%Piece 2%a third song%and more" \
                  -e recycle.eps > bar.ps
Here is a more elaborate example which you can try in a terminal window (all the following options should go as a single line command or you might opt to put them in a script). Notice that the ``%'' character means a new line inside the ``-i'' option.

          cdlabelgen -c "John Chowning" \
              -s "http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/~jc"\
              -i " %  % 1- Turenas (1972) % %%\
               2- Phone (1981) % %%\
               3- Sabelithe (1971)% %%\
               4- Stria (1977) % %%\
              -e cd.eps > chowning-cd.ps
Make sure you have right path for the file ``cd.eps''. Once you have the file ``chowning-cd.ps'' you can try to print it in one of the CCRMA printers and do the folding and unfolding for standard ``Norelco'' CD trays but first test your output with:


 		 gv chowning-cd.ps       
If you are satisfied with the aesthetics you can print on a standard letter size paper by issuing:


 		 lpr chowning-cd.ps       

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