Creating Mailing Labels in Mac Word
If you find that your mail labels are not lining up, it could be that you’re not quite following the correct procedure for creating mailing labels. Word for Mac users should start the label making process by going to Tools > Labels… and entering an address. Next, click Options to select the correct mailing label format, which you will find on the top of your sheet of labels, or on the packet.
Here you can also use the Details… button to nudge your labels, perhaps affording some extra space between the edge of the label and the print area, while the New Label… button can be used to create a new label format from scratch.
With this option, set a Label name, a Page size and then adjust the margins, pitch and width and height settings as appropriate to your label format. Don’t forget to specify the number of labels across and down the label sheet either!
Click OK to save the new label – you will find your custom labels at the top of the labels list whenever you use the Labels… function.
Note: do not use labels that are unsuitable for printers, i.e. those that come rolled up in a small box. As well as being unsuitable for a printer used to dealing with A4 and Letter format paper, they will peel off on the rollers, rendering your printer useless.
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