How to Print an Index Tab for a Binder Divider

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How to Print an Index Tab for a Binder Divider
Use your word processing application to print index tabs. (notebook with bookmarks 3 image by Kostyantyn Ivanyshen from

Whether you need to assemble binders for a workshop, conference or presentation, printed index tabs will give the contents a professional look. It is best to print the information for your tabs on sheets of clear, perforated tab labels and stick them onto the divider tabs rather than to try feeding the dividers through a printer. The latter method might jam your printer. Use the clear sheets with your word processing program to create professional-looking tabs for your binders.

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Things you need

  • Word processing software
  • Sheets of clear labels

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  1. 1

    Open your word processing software to a blank page. This example will use Word 2007, but other software applications might have similar steps.

  2. 2

    Click "Mailings" on the Ribbon.

  3. 3

    Click "Labels" from the Create group. In the lower-right panel, click inside the Label box. This opens a window of label options.

  4. 4

    Click the label vendor. This example will use "Avery US Letter."

  5. 5

    Click the type of label you want under "Product Number." For example, product number 11430 selects one of Avery's three-tab labels for dividers.

  6. 6

    Click "New Document" to create a blank sheet of labels.

  7. 7

    Type text into each label. Do not type anything into the little, square boxes (if there are any) between labels. Those indicate spaces between the labels. Save your file if you would like.

  8. 8

    Insert the clear sheets into your printer according to the printer manufacturer's directions and click "Print."

  9. 9

    Peel the labels off the sheets and stick them on the appropriate tabs on your dividers.

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