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    Custom Labels (Word 2000)

    I'm trying to create a template for custom labels. The labels come six to a sheet with pre-printed logo and return address. Unfortunately, they aren't Avery labels, so I can't use the pre-formatted settings.

    I think I have the label size parameters set, but I can't figure out how to set the cursor to start in the right place for the To: address.

    Can anyone tell me how I set that up?

    Thank you.

    Neal

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    Re: Custom Labels (Word 2000)

    I'm not sure what your problem is. You can set the margins in the cells to position the text at e the correct distance from the edges of the labels. And if you want the user to type only in specific locations, activate the Forms toolbar and put text boxes from this toolbar in the appropriate locations, then protect the template for forms (Tools | Protect Document..., Forms)

    If you need something else, please provide more details about what you want to accomplish.

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    Re: Custom Labels (Word 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 20-Dec-03 11:23. Hmmm...)</P>> Unfortunately, they aren't Avery labels, so I can't use the pre-formatted settings.

    You probably can find a matching set of sizes, 'though scrolling through the list might take longer than setting up the table yourself.

    > I can't figure out how to set the cursor to start in the right place for the To: address.

    You have four different sets of tools for positioning in a table cell:
    1. <LI>Cell padding, the white space (or background-colored space) between the cell boundary and anything inside. This is set in the Table>Properties...>Options... dialog as "cell margins."

      <LI>Paragraph indenting and spacing, the white space to the left, right, top and bottom of the paragraph's text. This is set in Format>Paragraph... under Indentation Left and Right, and Spacing Before and After (or in the equivalent dialog for the style).

      <LI>Frames, which can be used to position text arbitrarily in a table cell. Correction: This is much harder than I remembered, so you probably should ignore this method.

      <LI>TextBox objects, which can be used to position text arbitrarily in a table cell.
    Assuming you plan to merge the label contents, you might want to try paragraph formatting first. There are a pair of styles, Envelope Address and Envelope Return that you can use, or roll your own.

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