Making Your Own Label Template

Every now and then we get a call from a customer who has some old discontinued labels hanging around that they want to print on. And even though the labels are probably 10 years old, they still want to use them. Hey, I don’t blame them in this economy. They’ve misplaced the packaging and have no idea what the part number is. One of the more common calls is for the M-5363, It has 3 across and 8 down, for a total of 24 labels on the page.

It’s pretty easy to create your own template in Microsoft Word 2007, just follow the directions below.

Step 1.

Click on the Mailings tab

After clicking on the Labels icon (just below the Mailings icon), you’ll see the dialog box in step 2.

Step 2.

Then click on the little picture of the label that is pictured in the box titled “Label”. This will open a new dialog box for step 3.

Step 3.

Make sure the Label Vendor drop down box is set to “Other/Custom”. Click on the New Label button, and you’ll see another dialog box pop up in step 4.

Step 4.

Just fill out the form below using the dimensions of the label and layout on the page.

Then click the OK button. This will take you to the dialog box in Step 3. Click the OK button there too. Then click on the “New Document” button in the dialog box from step 2, and you’re done. You’ll get the label below.