How to Make Labels on a Mac

Mac computers give you a variety of ways to design and print your own custom labels. These labels can be used for everything from addressing envelopes to keeping track of your company's inventory. Applications like Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, part of the iWork suite, allow you to print off entire sheets of labels. In addition, you can use the Address Book program to create address labels for all of your contacts. You can also use an online resource to print address labels.

Use the "Letters and Mailings" option in Microsoft Word to create a new page of labels. Add text and images to your labels and then select the type of blank label sheets you are printing on.

Click on the "Cards & Invitation" tab in the Apple Pages program to view a variety of label templates. Choose the one you want to work with and customise it with graphics and text. Then print it on a blank sheet of labels.

Open the Address Book application, select the names of the contacts you want to create labels for and select "Print" from the "File" menu. Then choose "Mailing Labels" from the list of available printing styles. Click "Print" to begin creating your address labels.

Go to the Elite Design home page (see Resources below) and click on the "Design Online" option to begin creating your own custom labels through your web browser. Select the type of labels you want to build and then add colours, images and text.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac computer running OS X 10.4 or later
  • Blank label sheets
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About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.