Index Maker Clear Label Dividers
Avery Index Maker Clear Label Dividers Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information


What are Index Maker® Clear Label Divider Templates?

Templates for Index Maker Clear Label Dividers have special macros that help you input text and graphics.

The following is an overview of the Index Maker Templates dialog box:

- Number of sets– Type a number or click the up and down arrows to select the number of tab sets to print on the label sheet.
- Insert an image –Click From File to locate and insert a graphic image. The Open dialog box appears.

 Note: The 12 tab product does not have the Insert an image option available.

- Label front & back of tabs – If this checkbox is selected, you can design and print on both the front and back of the tab labels. The default is unchecked which will design and print the front of the tab labels only.

 Note: Only Easy Apply tab sets have the Label front & back of tabs option available.

- Preview of selected graphic – When you insert an image a preview of the graphic will appear below the From File button.

 

Tab Text – This area shows the number of tabs for your divider project. Just type your text for each tab in the space provided.

Preview – This area shows the layout of the product you have chosen.

OK – Click OK when you are satisfied with your input. Your project will be transferred to Microsoft® Word.

Cancel – Cancel input and work with the template in Microsoft® Word without using the dialog box features.

Help – Launches the help files for these templates.

 

What version of Microsoft® Word will the templates work with?

Only Word 2002, 2003 and 2007 support these templates. If you do not have one these versions, use Avery Design & Print Online at avery.com/print .


 

How do you Create Tab Sets?

To insert text and graphics for the selected tab set, do the following:

1. Select the Number of sets to be printed of your tab design.
2. If you only want the design printed for the front of the tab set, leave the Label front & back of tabs unchecked.
3. Click From File to insert a graphic image in your design.
4. Type in the text for the individual tabs in the designated text fields.
5. After entering text and graphics, click OK. The completed template is displayed in Microsoft® Word. Any Word formats or features can be applied if desired.

 


How do you Insert an Image?

To insert a graphic image in your design, do the following:

1. Click From File. The Open dialog box appears.

2. Locate the image to be inserted.

3. Select the image and click Open. The image appears in the Graphics Preview area.

Note: The 12 tab product does not have the Insert an image option available.


 

If you have completed your design and have clicked OK to display the template in Microsoft® Word, the following applies when you Edit Data:

 

- You can replace an image but you cannot completely delete a graphic from the label sheet once it is inserted.
- If you didn't insert an image initially you will be unable to insert one later when editing. The From File button will be disabled.

 

If you didn't insert a graphic image when you first designed your template and you would like to insert one later or you would like to remove the graphic, you have two options to design from scratch:

- Download a new template from avery.com OR
- Access the template from the Templates dialog box in Microsoft® Word. Every time a template is downloaded a copy of the file is stored in Templates. Follow these steps to open a template in Word:
- For Word 2002: Select File > New. From the Task Pane on the right side of the screen, select General Templates.
- For Word 2003: Select File > New. From the Task Pane on the right of the screen, select On my computer.
- For Word 2007: Click the Office button, select New. From the Templates panel, select My templates.

Can I create more than one set of tabs?

The Number of sets option enables you to select the number of tab sets to print on a label sheet. Select an Avery tab set product from avery.com.


 

What is the label front and back feature for divider tabs?

For Easy Apply tab sets, if you select the checkbox for Label front & back of tabs, the design will also be created for the back tab labels.

Note: Layout for the front of tabs is in order from left to right. For back of tabs, the order is reversed so when you flip the dividers over, you will apply the correct tab to the correct divider.

 

 

Can tab sets be edited?

To edit text and graphics after the template is completed and displayed in Microsoft® Word, do the following:

- For Word 2002 & 2003: Click Edit Data on the Avery Document Control toolbar to reopen the template dialog box for editing. The template text and graphics appear in the dialog box.

 Note: In all versions of Word except Word 2007 & 2010, if the Avery Document Control toolbar is closed, click View > Toolbars and select Avery Document Control to view the toolbar.

- For Word 2007: Click Edit Text or Pictures on the Avery Template Tab. The template text and graphics appear in the dialog box.
- You can do the following when editing:
- Change text by either retyping over the previous text or reformatting the existing text.
- Change the number of sets to be printed on the label sheet.
- Change the status of designing the front and back tabs by selecting or deselecting the checkbox.
- Insert a different graphic.

 

Troubleshooting


I can see the Avery Template Tab on the Ribbon but the buttons are disabled. What is wrong?

If you have not selected to trust macro content from Avery Dennison, Word will either pop up a warning dialog box, or display a security warning message which will appear between the Ribbon and the ruler. Until you enable macros for the template, you will not be able to use the template and its features.

Click the Options button of the Security Warning Macros have been disabled message. Select Enable this content. Click OK.


I get an error message about placeholders when I try to work with my template. What is wrong?

The pre-designed template placeholders could not be found.

You can still use other Microsoft® Word features to work with this document, or download a new copy of the pre-designed template from Avery.com.

All pre-designed templates are designed with bookmarks or placeholders for text and pictures. If manual changes are made to the document by editing the document directly rather than using the Ribbon tools, the bookmarks could be deleted or damaged making it difficult to continue working with the template. It is recommended that a new copy of the template be downloaded from: avery.com/templates


When I Removed All Pictures from a template, I was unable to Undo to return the pictures to the template. What happened?

Undo will only bring back one picture at a time. The pictures are deleted and it is recommended that a new copy of the template be downloaded from: avery.com/templates

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