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    Pictures on a label (Word 97)

    Does anyone know how to add a picture to a label in Word 97? Someone here wants to do something like put a wreath onto a mailing label. When we try to insert a picture, we cannot shrink the picture and get it to look right.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Pictures on a label (Word 97)

    1. Insert a text box in the document. Hold down the Shift key & drag a corner until you get the size that you want. Holding the shift key down keeps the same proportions, so if you want to change the original proportions, don't hold the shift key down.
    2. Insert the picture in the text box. The picture should automatically size itself to the text box.
    3. Set the wrapping style that you want.
    4. Create an autotext entry out of it. i.e. select the text box & go to Insert (or was it the Edit menu in Word 97)/Autotext, change to the template that you want & give it a name (e.g. LabelPicture).

    Now when you go to Tools/Envelopes & labels/label tab, you can type
    LabelPicture
    in the box & press F3.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Pictures on a label (Word 97)

    Thanks, Phil!

    I got around this by using the Access label generator. I had to shrink my picture and generate a table entry for each label but it worked.

    There are more than one way to skin a cat!

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Pictures on a label (Word 97)

    There was quite a lot of discussion on this topic a while ago, involving Phil and me, among others. Without the search facility and being away from my own computer I cannot find it. You may well have found the best solution as I can remember someone advocated doing it in Access as the easiest way. Also the method we worked out for W2000 caused W97, which you are using, to crash every time.

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    Re: Pictures on a label (Word 97)

    Thanks for your input! Our app worked just fine in Access. I wish the search feature was back, too!

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