Chapter 28

Labels of Love

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding labels

arrow Printing a sheet of identical labels

arrow Merging an address list onto mail labels

arrow Adding graphics to your labels

One of the more esoteric Word features is its ability to print sheets of labels. The labels can all be the same or be produced as the result of a mail merge operation. Word’s label feature works because the labels are, at their core, merely cells in a table and, unlike most teenagers, Word has no problem setting a table. You won’t either, after you peruse the delightful options for creating labels that are presented in this chapter.

The Label Thing

Word isn’t a label-making program. Although it can produce labels, as shown in this chapter, it’s not your best choice. For those times when you plan to print labels, I highly recommend that you use a label-design program, one specifically geared to print labels — perhaps even some type of database program that lets you manage simple lists as well.

Word prints on labels just as it prints on any sheet of paper. Basically, Word puts a table on the page, making each cell ...

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