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Create your own template using Microsoft Word (2007):

 

  1. Open a new document, then when prompted, choose blank document
  2. Under the mailings tab, choose labels.
  3. Under the label tab, go to the bottom right corner and click on the current label selected to change it. A box titled "label options" will pop up. Along the bottom, choose "new label".  
  4. Name the label and using the ruler, input in decimal form the measurements needed to create your label template.  
  5. Once completed, hit okay, okay again and new document - you should now see gray or blue rectangle gridlines, this is your template. If you do not see gray or blue gridlines, choose the LAYOUT tab and then click on VIEW GRIDLINES. Even if you are designing an oval or a round label, Microsoft Word will only show you a gray or blue rectangle as your template marking.
  6. Design your label within the gray or blue area set for each label. Be sure to allow for rounding if your label is oval or round. The gray lines are template markings only and will not print. Once you have one label set, you can copy and paste into the remaining label cells.

 NOTE: We suggest using the Microsoft DRAWING TOOLBAR to design your labels. In Microsoft Word 2007, all of these features are under the INSERT TAB. This toolbar will allow you to make text boxes, curved text, place an image or logo, draw shapes, etc…..and by using the drawing toolbar, you have the ability to move your label elements around freely when it comes time to adjust for printing. If you are not familiar with the drawing toolbar, you can do a google or yahoo search on “how to use the drawing toolbar in Microsoft Word” and you should get plenty of tips.

When using a text box, you can right click and then click on properties – you can turn the border off and the fill off – this way there is no box around the object and the background of  the textbox is transparent – therefore not interfering with the design of you label. When you get one text box / label cell aligned just right, you can select the contents of  the cell by running your cursor over the left side of the cell until you see a black arrow, when you see the black arrow, hit CTRL + C. Then move to the label cell where you want to paste it. Click your  cursor in the box and hit CRTL +V to paste. It should paste right in the cell where you need it to.

You can also design your label by typing directly in the label cell (common if it’s a simple text label).

BEFORE YOU PRINT ON YOUR LABEL SHEETS, print on white paper – hold the paper up to your label sheet against a bright light and see how it is aligning. Make proper adjustments and try again.

PLEASE NOTE: Creating templates in Microsoft Word for labels that have a clean size, margin or gutter, such as the labels that have measurements ending in 1.5 or .25 is normally quite easy and the template works very well. However, some labels are more detailed, having gutters or margins  that end in numbers such as .875 or .0625. When this happens, Microsoft Word rounds the gutter to .88 or .63 respectively. This fraction of an inch may not seem like much, but it can throw your label template off by the time you get to the last half of the page. It can also affect your labels  from left to right – lining up on the left and being slightly off by the time they get to the right.