How to make Custom Labels on Microsoft Word
Want to create custom labels? You can do it easily (and for free) on Microsoft Word! Regardless if it’s for personal, professional, or commercial use, Microsoft Word offers a broad suite of features for making customized mailing labels.
Word lets you design labels fast and easy. Before you can begin with the design process, though, you need to have a template. Below, you will know precisely how to make a Microsoft Word label template right from scratch.
Creating your Label Template using Microsoft Word
In this article, we will be using the 2010 version of Microsoft Word as our base model. If your computer has a different version, no need to worry. The steps should be very similar for any version of Word.
Step 1. Launch Microsoft Word from your computer. On the top navigation bar of Word, click on the Mailings tab, and select Labels. This action will open up a new window.
Step 2. In the new window, click the Options button, which will open another window called Label Options. Click on the New Label button, and the Label details window will pop up on your screen. The Label details window allows you to configure the measurements of your label. The first configuration you need to do is to assign a name for your label and set its size to Letter (8 ½ x 11 in).
In the majority of instances, the label manufacturer will give you the measurements you need. In case the measurements weren’t given for some reason, you can use a ruler to get them. Here’s how:
- Top margin. Measure the space between the top edge of your label and the top border of the sheet.
- Side margin. Measure the space between the left border of your label and the left edge of the sheet.
- Vertical. Measure the space between the top edge of your label and the top edge of the label below it. This measurement includes the length of the label and the vertical area from the other label underneath it.
- Horizontal. Measure the space between the left edge of the label and the left edge of the label beside it. The horizontal will include the width of the label and the horizontal space from the label next to it.
- Label height. Measure the length of your label from the top edge to the bottom corner.
- Label width. Measure the width of your label from the left edge to the right corner.
- Numbers across. Count how many labels are running horizontally across the sheet from left to right.
- Numbers down. Count how many labels are running vertically from the sheet from top to bottom.
Step 3. Please enter all the measurements and numbers on their designated boxes; click the OK button to save the changes.
Step 4. Select the product name you made earlier. It will appear in the Product number list on the Label options window. Click OK after selecting it.
Step 5. Finally, click on the New Document button on the Envelopes and Labels window. You can now begin designing your custom label on Microsoft word!
Easily make your custom labels with Microsoft Templates
Microsoft Word has indeed come a long way from just a program for creating simple documents to now making templates for labels. What’s even more impressive is that Word has made the process fast and easy even for ordinary folks like us! Hopefully, these steps will help you design the perfect custom labels you need.
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