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    I have a series of names with addresses that was originally a MS Word 2003 document. The names were originally formatted to print on labels 1x2 13/16 inches in size. However, when we try to print the names on labels now, the names are printed between the labels. It could be possible that something has changed since the original file, as this list was imported from an email. Is there anyway to get the names to print on the correctly sized labels? I realize there is probably a simple solution, but I have not been able to figure it out through the labels menu in MS Word. Any help would be most appreciated, as it is very important that I get these labels printed!
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    Hi there Henry.

    Some more info will help us. What version of Word are you using? Has the printer and/or print settings changed from those used previously? Has Page setup (A4, letter, etc), (especially margin settings) been changed? What is the source of the addresses? (database-mail merge, list, MS Word table?)

    If the worst comes to the worst, you could opt to set up a "new", "custom" label according to the dimensions of your labels, the number of columns per page and the number of them in each row etc.
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    The labels are probably laid out inside table cells. You will need to resize the table columns and rows to ensure the cell width and height match the labels exactly. Then change the overall position of the table on the page so that the top left corner matches the top left corner of the first label - You might need to adjust the page layout or the table indent to do this.
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    Sometime, customising normal.dotm will mess up label printing - one of several reasons not to customise normal. To test this, start Word in safe mode and test.

    Press the Windows Key and type

    winword /a

    and press Enter. Open the legacy sheet of labels and test print now. Are they still misaligned?

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    Terry

    What would cause edits to Normal.dotm to affect the labels doc? Are you alluding to the "update styles automatically when opening" or is there something else that might be a possible cause for what you describe.

    I for one believe that you should feel free to customise Normal and have not yet seen a case where that customisation has caused a formatting problem in an existing document.
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