Yup, Maco makes tags. They come as stringed tags, and plain unstringed tags. They’ve got many uses. Many industrial companies use them to identify equipment, from engineering firms, to chemical companies, and manufacturers. I guess you could call them industrial tags. So there it is, we don’t just make laser labels and inkjet labels that are Avery label compatible.
How you print mailing labels in MSWord depends on how you entered the data in your Excel spreadsheet. At http://www.macolabels.com we see customers who enter address data in Excel in a variety of ways.
The most common way to enter data in Excel is to enter data in assigned columns. The 1st column, column A might be NAME. The 2nd column, column B COMPANY, column C ADDRESS, column D CITY, column E STATE, and column F might be ZIP. Often times, column D, E, and F are put into one field as CITYSTZIP.
If you entered the data in this manner, you will need to create a primary merge document that looks like this:
This primary merge document is the same layout as the laser label that Avery makes, the Avery 5160 laser label. It’s also inkjet compatible.
And your address list could look like this:
For an in detailed tour of the mail merge procedure, check out Microsoft’s site:
Some of our users also enter their address data in to an excel spreadsheet as it might appear on a label. That is, each cell contains the data that prints out on a label.
Something like this:
To make this document so that you can merge it with a primary document, make the document into a one column document so that it looks like this:
You would then create a primary merge document that would look like this:
Make sure you’ve clicked on the Mailings tab so that you have all the Merging functions to choose from.
Have you ever placed graphics in a word document, and formatted it so that the graphic appears behind the text, and then you can’t figure out how to select it? Well, you can select the clip art. Here’s how. Select the Home tab at the top left. Then select “Select” all the way on the right. It’s right under Find and Replace. Then select “Objects”. Once you do that, you’ll see you can click on and manipulate the graphics. I just used this to select a graphic in one of our Avery 5160 Equivalent Laser labels, at http://www.macolabels.com/ml-3000.html .
Here’s an example of graphics on a label layout:
Our customers love our ML-0400 quarter sheet shipping labels. Don’t bother looking for the same layout in an Avery Label, you won’t find one. Avery doesn’t make it.
We’ve just finished a couple of ML-3000 (comparable to Avery 5160 ) label templates for Halloween. Check them out at http://macolabels.com/halloween_templates.html