Course summary: Create labels

Make it easy: Use a template

  1. Start Word, or click File> New.

  2. Type return address labelin the Search for online templatesbox and press Enter.

  3. Click the picture of the template you want and click Create.

  4. In the first label, click each line of the address and type the information for your return address. Word updates all the labels as soon as you click a new line or click in a margin.

  5. Print a test sheet on plain paper by clicking File> Print> Printbutton.

  6. If the test sheet looks good, load your return address label sheets into your printer and click File> Print> Printbutton.

More options and custom labels

Address labels are the most popular kind of label, but you can also find special printer paper for making things like business cards. On the Mailingstab, click Start Mail Merge > Labels. You can look through the list of vendors and product numbers and find templates for all kinds of labels.

Save your label file for next time

When you save a mail merge document, it stays connected to your mailing list. To use the mail merge document again, open it and click Yeswhen Word prompts you to keep that connection. Then, if you want to change which people or items you include in the merge, click Edit Recipient Listto sort, filter, and select them. For more information about sorting and filtering a mailing list, see Sort and filter the data for a mail merge.

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