How to Create Label Templates in Open Office

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How to Create Label Templates in Open Office
Create label templates using OpenOffice. (box label image by sumos from

Labels serve many purposes, from addressing envelopes to identifying storage crates. If you have the freeware suite OpenOffice, with its component Writer application, you can quickly create your own labels. You can also use Writer to create a blank label template for later use. Creating and saving these templates is quick and easy.

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  1. 1

    Open OpenOffice. In the dialogue that appears, click on the "Text Document" button. This will start the Writer application.

  2. 2

    Select "File" from the menu and choose "New." From the options, choose "Labels." The "Labels" dialogue will open.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Format" tab. Enter the numbers you want for you label template, such as the width, height, margins, columns and rows.

  4. 4

    Click "Save." In the dialogue that appears, click on the "Brand" drop-down menu and choose one. Then click on the "Type" entry and type in a name for your template. Make it something easy to recognise and remember.

  5. 5

    Click "OK." Your template is now ready for use. You will find it listed under the "Brand" you selected.

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