How to Make Labels in Word

Updated April 17, 2017

Using Microsoft to create labels is more convenient than writing out labels by hand. It's quicker because the software can create multiple copies of the label. You can use different types of fonts, sizes, and colours, which will enhance the overall presentation of the labels. It is relatively simple to create labels in Microsoft Word 2007 since templates for various types of labels are available for use. You can create a page full of the same label, or print out single labels. Learn how to create labels using Microsoft Word 2007 in no time following the simple steps below.

Purchase paper for labels at any office supply store. Note the code that is labelled on the package such as Avery 8663. You will need this code to find the appropriate template in Microsoft Word.

Open a new document in Microsoft Word. Go to the "Mailings" tab and click on "Labels".

Go to the "Labels" tab in the Envelopes and Labels window. Click on the "Options" button. Choose the vendor in the "Label vendors" drop down menu. Scroll down to the correct Product number and select it. In our example, we would choose Avery US Letter and select 8663. Click "OK."

Type the contents of your label in the Address text box. In the Print section, select the appropriate radio button: "Full page of the same label" or "Single label." If you select "Full page of the same label," click on the "New Document" button, which will generate a page full of the same labels. If you select the "Single label" option, you can click on the "Print" button to print out the label.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Label paper
  • Printer
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About the Author

Shreya Mehta graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelors degree in business administration with a double concentration in finance and MIS. She attended Bentley College to obtain a MBA in finance and Masters in IT. She has been working for a financial software company for the past three years as an associate content manager.