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If you’re looking to make customized labels, look no further than Microsoft Word. Whether for personal or professional use, Word provides a comprehensive feature set for creating personalized mailing labels. Here’s how to do it.

Making Custom Labels in Word

When you consider how long Word has been around, it’s no surprise the application has evolved past creating only simple documents. Not only does it provide the tools to create personalized envelopes it also comes equipped to make custom labels to go with them.

Go ahead and open a blank Word doc and head over to the “Mailings” tab.

Mailings tab

Next, click the “Labels” button.

Mailings tab

In the Envelopes and Labels window that opens, you’ll find yourself already on the “Labels” tab. Type the information you want on the label into the “Address” box. If you’ve previously created an envelope and saved your return address, then you can tick the box next to “Use return address,” and it will transfer the information for you.

In the “Print” section, you can specify that you’d like to print a full page of the same label. Alternatively, you can select the “Single Label” option and specify the rows and columns if you want to print a specific number of labels.

The “Label” section gives you a description of your current label selection. To change it, you’ll need to select “Options.” Let’s go ahead and do that.

label customization

In the Label Options window, you can tell Word how you’ll be printing the labels and the brand of the label. Under “Product number,” you can select the label type from the provided list. You’ll notice the specifications of the labels will appear under “Label information.” The information displayed here is relative to the selected product number. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can select “New Label” and type the exact details of what you need.

When you’re happy with your setup, click “OK.”

label options

Make sure you have your labels loaded into the appropriate tray in your printer and then click “Print.”

Creating a Single Page of Different Labels

Now let’s assume you want to print a bunch of labels on a single page, but print different information on each label. No worries—Word has you covered.

Open a new Word document, head over to the “Mailings” tab, and then click the “Labels” button.

create labels

In the Envelopes and Labels window, click the “Options” button at the bottom.

In the Label Options window that opens, select an appropriate style from the “Product Number” list. In this example, we’ll use the “30 Per Page” option. Click “OK” when you’ve made your selection.

30 per page

Back in the Envelopes and Labels window, click the “New Document” button.

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A new Word document will appear, displaying a blank label template.

blank label template

Now, type the information you want into each label and print them out when you’re finished!

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Marshall is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, and most recently as CMO and technical staff writer at StorageReview. He's currently an API/Software Technical Writer based in Tokyo, Japan, runs VGKAMI and ITEnterpriser, and spends what little free time he has learning Japanese.
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