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I want to make some labels in the computer to place on the water bottle. How do I do this?

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November 15, 20120 found this helpful

The easiest way to make labels is with a program like Microsoft Word, might be able to do it with MS Excel as well. I always use word.

Anyway, go to Walmart or a stationary store and by blank label if you want ones that already have adhesive. If you just want to use normal paper and tape you can do that too.

In MS Word you can load a template. A popular company with supported temples is Avery. I think a good template for you would be a "return address label" size. I can't find my stash of these sheets so I'l explain with another size. I use the Avery 28371 for Business cards. In MS Word I choose on the menu to load a template. I didn't have the template at the time, MS Word offered to download a template from the Microsoft Website. I agreed to this and it opened my browser to the templates area of Microsoft and allowed me to browse and find a template I liked. For my address labels I chose one with a nice desing because I wanted to make labels for mailing Christmas cards. For my business cards I just chose a white template of the appropriate size. You click to download the template and it loads right into MS Word. The you can fill in each field of the template for the multiple "labels".

If you want them all to be the same you can fill in one and then copy and paste to all the others. For my labels I wanted different names and addresses for all my Christmas cards so each field was different. When I ran out of names for the fields I filled in the leftovers with my name and address and kept them as return labels. Once you run a sheet through the printer it is near impossible to run it a second time (especially if you peeled off some of the labels). It is best to fill out all the fields. If you don't you can always write in an unprinted field with a pen to use up a sheet.

I hope this all made sense. If you have questions send me a message and I'll try to help out.

OH... I should add, when you have a template all filled out save it for another time if you think you might use it again. We have been printing out our Christmas labels for 4 years now and I only need to update it for any known changes.

ALSO, it is good to print out a template on paper before printing it out on a label page. This way you can see if you need to modify and address or correct typos. We do this with our Christmas list each year so we can have a list of who to mail to, we can check them off as cards are filled out and we can modify the template with things we discover are wrong.

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