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Word 2016: Add Graphics To Custom Labels

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word

This week, we’ve been learning all about creating custom labels in Word 2016. (These same steps will work for many earlier versions as well.)  Click here to learn how to create custom labels. Click here to learn how to adjust the font and font color.  Below is the sheet of labels we created. We’ve already changed the font style and color.


Click in the first label. Make sure you see a cursor to confirm that you’re actually in that label.


Click the Insert tab at the top of the page.


Depending on your version of Word, you’ll see options for pictures and perhaps online pictures, or clip art. Choose the image you want and inset.

The image will appear inside a box with little square handles that you can adjust. Move the handles to make the image fit the label.

You’ll have a whole lot of options for adjusting the image. You can send it to the back of the text or choose from numerous photo effects.

Here’s the look I chose.

Now, we’ll apply that image to all of the labels. Click the Mailings tab and then Start Mail Merge.

Choose Labels.

When the options dialog box opens, click cancel.

At the top of the page, under the Mailings tab, select update labels.

The image will now be copied to all the other labels. So will the text that says “next record.” Unfortunately, you’ll have to delete the “next record” text yourself.

Here’s the finished product.

~ Cynthia


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3 Responses to “Word 2016: Add Graphics To Custom Labels”

  1. Raymond Arnold says:

    The 1st “Click Here” goes to Error page = no info. I have Win 10 but Open Off9ce 4.2.1 and Microsoft Works. What’s up?

  2. Roy Leggett says:

    When I clicked on the how to for word labels I get a 404 Error message saying “This page not available.”

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