Tip of the week # 430
26 September 2014

Print a single label, reusing a sheet of address labels (Microsoft Word)

Have you ever printed mailing labels using a mail merge and ended up with a couple of unused sticky labels? Rather than throwing away the sheet, these leftovers could come in handy when you only need to print one label. Perhaps you've typed an address in a letter and rather than writing it on the envelope, you can quickly print it on the unused label.

Here's how:

  1. In your Word document, select the text you want to print on the label or go to the next step if this isn't applicable.
  2. On the Mailings tab, in the Create group, click Labels.
  3. If necessary, in the Address box, type the text/address that you want to print.
  4. Click Options and select the Product number printed on your label sheet.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Under Print, click Single label and select the row and column numbers that match the spot of the unused sticky label.
  7. Insert your label sheet in the printer.
  8. Click Print.

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