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    formatting preprinted labels (word 2000)

    How can I create a template to enable users to start at a specific line on each label so they are below the preprinted return address that's on each label? We are using Avery 5164 labels and sometimes only use one or two of the labels at a time. I want to be able to click in any of the 6 labels and be able to start typing in the correct place. If it involves using a macro or something like that, I need really detailed instructions. I read about the advance field, but don't know how to use it. Thanks.

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    Re: formatting preprinted labels (word 2000)

    I don't think macros are needed for this.

    Select Tools | Envelopes and Labels.
    In the Labels tab, select "Full page of the same label".
    Click Options...
    Select Avery Standard from the Label products dropdown list.
    Select 5164 - Shipping from the list of Products.
    Click OK to return to the Envelopes and Labels dialog.
    Leave the Address box empty, and click New Document.
    Select all cells in the table.
    Select Table | Table Properties...
    In the Cell tab, change Vertical alignment from Center to Top
    In the Table tab, click Options...
    Set the Top margin to the space you want to leave free for the pre-printed return address.
    Click OK to return to the Table Properties dialog
    Click OK to save the settings.

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    Re: formatting preprinted labels (word 2000)

    bettebeau

    We use the same method as recommended by Hans, and we created a new icon on the toolbar to call up the template rather than having to go to File/New everytime. The users found it very useful. Just an additional thought

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    Re: formatting preprinted labels (word 2000)

    Thank you so much! I was trying to change the margins in the label definition and it just wasn't working. I appreciate your prompt reply and excellent directions.

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