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Subject: Can I address by hand?
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 12:45 PM ET
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My printer ran out of ink and it might be a bit before I can get more. Is it okay if I just hand address things for now? I know it asks when you mark recv'd if it was hand addressed or not and so I was wondering if this is a problem?


Date Posted: 10/10/2008 12:50 PM ET
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Many books I receive are hand addressed. Not a problem.

Edited to add a link to the help center addressing this topic http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/help_item.php?id=17

Last Edited on: 10/10/08 3:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 1:00 PM ET
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I think you might have to go through the motions of printing a label even if only a blank one "prints."   That may be the only way to be able to mark the book mailed. I'm not 100% sure though.

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Date Posted: 10/10/2008 1:12 PM ET
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You can hand address them.  You do have to click "Print Wrapper" but it only prints to Adobe, not to your printer. 

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 1:57 PM ET
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Actually, you don't have to even download with Adobe. When you click the "Print Wrapper" button, if you scroll down near the bottom of the label page, there is an option for hand addressing. If you click there, it displays the address for you.

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 3:02 PM ET
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I really have no idea, but I think the "is it addressed by hand?" question thing is a statistical thing-- something like keeping track of whether books that are late took longer because they were hand-addressed OR tracking whether the label is really something that members actually USE.

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 4:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/10/2008 6:03 PM ET
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when getting ready to "print" the wrapper.....underneath should be a area....I believe....that you can click on if you are hand writing the addy. i've done it!

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 7:17 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/14/2008 12:23 AM ET
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I pretty much hand address all my book packages now and I haven't had any problems so far.

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 11:50 AM ET
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I address all mine by hand too.