5 Microsoft Word Label Tips
Why buy labels when you can just make them yourself using Microsoft Word; learn these 5 Microsoft Word Label Tips:
To learn about 5 Microsoft Word label tips, you will need the following items:
- Microsoft Office (depending on what version you are running, the steps might be slightly different)
- Microsoft Office for Professionals (If you want to use templates in Microsoft Project)
- An Inkjet or laser Printer
- Avery labels
- Use Mail Merge to create unique labels. It is much more efficient than a lot of typing. Go to tools/ letters and mailings/ mail merge. Use the "Wizard" to select your desired contact information. Note: this only works if you have a database (e.g. Excel or Access) from which you can import contact information (or whatever you need to label). Bonus: You can also utilize the mail merge function for creating letters and envelopes.
- Cut and Paste in Word if you are only making one label. If you aren't going to create unique labels go to Edit/Copy/Paste or use the paintbrush icon to create the same labels throughout the same page.
- Use your Outlook Contacts to create labels. Go to tools/letters and mailings/mail merge/use an existing list/browse. Use the browse option to locate Microsoft Outlook. Then go to choose contacts folder.
Make sure you can see the label borders. Go to Table Menu/ Show Grid lines.
- Print your labels on a plain piece of paper prior to printing them on your labels. If you have ever printed 100 labels before making sure they would fit, you know that it is not an enjoyable experience. Place the sample paper over your labels and if they fit within the boundaries of your Avery labels. Congratulations you are done, you can now print directly onto the Avery labels! If not, return and resize the labels in Word.
Posted on: Mar. 30, 2010