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Microsoft Word: Make Labels

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word
 
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A reader wanted to know if I could suggest a good program for making decorative address labels. One of my favorite choices is a familiar one: Microsoft Word. Let’s check out how to make a label. For this demonstration, I’m using Word 2016, but the interface is fairly similar in any version of Office since 2007. To start, open Office and select New.

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Then from your choices on the right, select Labels.

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You’ll see a page similar to this:

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You’ll see options for everything from CD labels to address labels.

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To narrow the options, look under Category on the far right.

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If you’re using Avery labels, you can click on Avery to make sure you get precisely the right size you need for your label paper.

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Click on any of the templates shown…

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…and a pop-up will show you which label stock it works with. If you decide you want to use that label, choose Create

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Word will then download the template and open it.

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You can look for templates that have images you like.

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Tomorrow,  I’ll show you how to create custom labels.

~ Cynthia

 

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One Response to “Microsoft Word: Make Labels”

  1. Kevin Kram says:

    Hey Steve and team, I think this tip is fantastic!!! I’ve played keyboards for many years and have written and produced my own “Relaxation, mood music” CD’s. It’s costed my hundreds of dollars to have CD labels made for my CD’s! Now, I find out thru your tips just how easy it is to design and make my own! Many thanks to you guys!!! By the way also, I ordered your CD on tips on how to use Windows 10 and that CD is fabulous! So many tips right there and I’ve only gotten into the first section! Thanks guys…………..and girls, lol.

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