How to Print a Sheet of Identical Labels with Word 2010 - dummies

How to Print a Sheet of Identical Labels with Word 2010

By Dan Gookin

Word 2010 isn’t a label-making program. Word prints on labels just as it prints on any sheet of paper. Basically, Word puts a table on the page, making each cell the same size as the sticky labels. Word then fills the cells with information, which fits snugly on each label. When the sheet emerges from the printer, you have a bunch of labels for your peeling-and-sticking pleasure.

1Click the Mailings tab, and then click the Labels button (in the Create group).

The Envelopes and Labels dialog box appears, with the Labels tab ready for action.

2In the Address text box, type the text you want printed on the label.

Keep in mind that you have only so many lines for each label and that each label is only so wide.

3(Optional) Apply some simple formatting by right-clicking in the Address box and selecting from the pop-up menu that appears.

You can choose Font or Paragraph.

4Select the Full Page of the Same Label radio button.

This button appears in the Print section of the Envelopes and Labels dialog box.

5In the Label section, choose the type of label you’re printing on.

If the stock number that’s displayed doesn’t match up, click the sample label to display the Label Options dialog box, from which you can choose the proper stock number or design of your labels.

6Click the New Document button.

By placing the labels in a new document, you can further edit them, if you like. You can also save them so that you can use the same document when you need to print a batch of labels again.

7Print the labels by pressing Ctrl+P.

Ensure that the sheet of labels is loaded into your printer, proper side up.