Avery produces several types of office products that can be customised and printed directly from your personal printer, including mailing and shipping labels, file folder labels and CD/DVD labels. Avery sells the special paper to make the labels and provides free templates to assist you with layout and customisation. Through Avery's partnership with Microsoft, you can find the specific Avery label template for Word 2007 and get it ready for printing.
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Double-click the Microsoft Word 2007 icon on your desktop to open the program. Or, click "Start" or the Windows logo button, select "All Programs" and click "Microsoft Office Word 2007" from the list to open it.
Select the "Mailings" ribbon. Click "Labels" from the "Create" group.
Click the "Options" button in the "Envelopes and Labels" window to open the "Label Options" box. Click the "Label Vendors" drop-down menu. Click "Avery US Letter." In the "Product number" section, click the number of the Avery Product Code you are using. For example, scroll down and click "8662" for Avery's "Easy Peel Mailing Labels" or "8962" for "DVD Labels." Click "OK" to close the "Labels Options" box.
Click the "New Document" button to load the Avery Template on the Word 2007 screen. Edit the label on the screen within the margins automatically set by the Avery Template. Select the "Insert" ribbon and click "Picture" or "Clip Art" to place and resize images on your labels. Or, click anywhere within the template and begin typing text on your labels.
Place the Avery paper into your printer tray. Click the Office button in the Word 2007 program. Click "Print." Click "OK."
Tips and warnings
- Type your address in the "Address" section of the "Envelopes and Labels" window before clicking "New Document" to automatically populate the entire template if you're using an Avery mailing address label product.
- The Avery Product Code can usually be found in big, bold numbers on the front of your Avery package, or may be listed on the back.
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