Microsoft Works Label Maker Instructions

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Microsoft Works Label Maker Instructions
Make mailing labels in Microsoft Works (courrier 1 image by Nathalie P from Fotolia.com)

Microsoft Works may not have all the bells and whistles that Microsoft Office offers, but you can perform many useful tasks with this highly affordable suite of applications. You can use the MS Works Word Processor to create and print address labels, nametags, file folder labels and more. You can use standard labels, create your own custom sizes or perform a mail merge from a list of names and addresses.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Works 7, 8 or 9
  • Printer
  • Label printer paper
  • List of names and addresses in a Windows address book or spreadsheet

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the Microsoft Works "Task Launcher." Click "Start," point to "Programs" or "All Programs" and select "Microsoft Works Task Launcher."

  2. 2

    Select "Programs." Click on "Works Word Processor." Select "Blank Word Processor Document." Go to the "Tools" menu. Click on "Labels."

  3. 3

    Select "Return Address Labels" and click "OK" to make return address labels. Select "Mailing Labels" to create labels by merging address book contacts or information in a spreadsheet. Choose the label size you are using or click "Custom" and enter the measurements of the labels you want to make. Click "New Document."

  4. 4

    Type the return address information into just the first label if you are making return address labels. When you print the page, the return address will print in each of the labels on the page. Select the type of data source you want to use if you are making labels from an address book or spreadsheet. Insert the fields you want to use by clicking the field names in the "Insert Fields" box. Although the fields display only on one label, the addresses will print in each of the labels on the page.

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