First you need to have my labels already
on your computer....
either on my Version 12 on 3 CDs that you purchased
or by saving the labels from my website.
If you are using Version 12 the labels are located on Disk 1.
If you've downloaded labels from my website you'll just need to know where on your computer you saved them to.
Ok, let's begin. Open your MS Word Program Now. It may look like this:
You'll need to start a New Blank Document
so it looks like the image below
(with the white paper showing)
Now click on "Tools" then "Letters and Mailings" then "Envelopes and Labels".
A Box that looks like this will open up. On the "Labels" Tab choose "Options"
Then the "Label Options" Box will open up.
Here you'll choose your label.
I used Avery Address Labels #8663
to make a label using my Apple Core Label. They are 2" x 4" labels.
Click "OK" when you're ready.
This will take you back to the "Envelopes
and Labels" Box where you'll
now click "Full page of the same label" and then "New Document"
Now your screen should look like this...with
a label template open.
Here's where you'll begin adding my labels.
To Insert a Label Graphic click "Insert" then "Picture" then "From File"
An "Insert Picture" Box should come up where
the folder on your computer where you have my labels saved.
Choose a Label and then click "Insert"
After you click "Insert" the label will show up in the first label area.
Now manipulate the label by stretching it
and/or aligning it until it fits properly
in the size label area you're working with.
When you have the label positioned where you want it, like I have below in the picture, then copy and paste the label to all of the label areas to fill up your sheet of labels. You may have to do some more "positioning" of each label.
For myself, on my computer, the labels seem
to show up
too much to the right so I use the
"Decrease Indent" button (1 click) to move them and then
I scale/stretch/shrink the label until it fits right.
You'll have to figure out what works right for you depending on
the settings you have in your version of MS Word.
OK! Now you have a full sheet of labels all
ready to go!
Here's where you'll begin adding your text to the labels.
Now you'll choose "Insert" and then "Text Box"
and you'll need to drag the text box to fit
the label like in the picture below.
Notice the dotted outline of the text box
With the "dotted outlined border of the text
box" still showing,
right click your mouse and a menu like the one below will show up.
Choose "Format Text Box"
You don't want the text box to be white or
any other color
because that will cover up the label....
and you don't want any type of line border around the text box either....
so you'll want to choose the "Colors and Lines" box
and choose "No Fill" and "No Line"
Now you can see the whole label and your text box is transparent!
Now just click inside the text box and start
typing wherever you want to.
You can position the text however you want
and change the font, the font color and size, etc..
Now just click somewhere away from the text
box to get rid of the text box.
You can type on the rest of the labels or copy and paste the same text
onto the other labels...however you want to do it.
Now ready to print a whole sheet of labels!!!
I hope this tutorial helped you. I'm sure
not an expert on writing tutorials but it's alot easier for me to let you
see how I do things rather then explaining them in an email. If you have
any questions about this, or have any suggestions for this tutorial please
feel free to email me anytime.
1.) The only thing we
had to do different from your tutorial was before
we insert the text box we have to click on the picture tool bar and tell it to put the
picture behind the text. Otherwise when we inserted the text box
and tried to resize it, it resized the picture too.
2.) I couldn't make the text
"stick" unless I click on the text wrapping
and choose the "Behind text" option.
Right now I have Country Labels available
on my website at this link
and there are also many more labels included in The I Want it All Package
Thanks and Have Fun!
Original Country Clipart by Lisa Copyright © 1998-2006