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The fastest way to find a template is to go to avery.com/templates and type your Avery product number or template number into the white Search Bar at the top center of the page. (Your product and template number can be found on the bottom right of your Avery packaging.) You can also search by product category if you don't have your product number handy.

Note: Many Avery products have similar layouts but are different sizes, so it's important to use the correct template for your product. It's also important to be sure you're using the correct product type for your printer. (Inkjet-only products should only be used in inkjet printers, and laser-only products in laser printers).

If you have Word 2007 or a newer version, follow the instructions below to find Avery templates built in to Microsoft® Word.
Note: Older versions of Word are slightly different.

  1. With your Word document open, go to the top of screen and click Mailings > Labels > Options. (In older versions of Word, the Options setting is located in Tools at the top of the page.)
  2. Select Avery US Letter from the drop-down menu next to Label Vendors. Then scroll to find your Avery product number and click OK.
  3. If you want all your labels to have the same information, type it into the address box and click New Document. If you want different information on each label, click New Document and then proceed to fill in your labels.
  4. If your template looks like a blank page, select Layout > View Gridlines to see the template layout.
  5. If your product number isn't built in to your software, you can download the template instead.

Once you've opened your template and are on the Customize screen, find the Navigator located in the upper right corner. Click on the Edit All tab and make all your formatting, font style and size changes. Then switch to the Edit One tab and click on the individual item you want to edit. That item will appear on your screen for editing. Once you've made changes to that item, click on the next item you want to edit and repeat.

Note: After you've made changes to individual items, if you switch back to the Edit All tab, any changes you make won't apply to those individual items.

You can easily import data from a spreadsheet to create address labels, name badges, inventory labels and more.

First, make sure your data is arranged in columns on your spreadsheet (one column for names, one for addresses, etc.). Be sure this information is on Sheet 1 of your spreadsheet.


Second, open your project in Avery Design & Print Online. Click Import Data on the left of the Customize screen. Then click Browse to find your Excel or CSV file. When your data is displayed, you can deselect any rows you don’t want printed, such as the header row.


Click Next and then double-click or drag and drop data from the Available Fields on the left to the Arrange Fields box on the right, which represents the text box of your item. (You'll be able to format your text in a later step.) Once you’re done arranging your fields, click Next and then click Finish. This will return you to the Customize screen where you can make formatting changes.

Note: Any changes you make will appear on all items unless you switch to the Edit One tab in the Navigator on the right side. A good idea is to make your formatting changes first using Edit All, then switch to Edit One to personalize text and images on individual items. Once you make changes to individual items, they won't be affected by future Edit All changes

You can easily import data from a spreadsheet to create address labels, name badges, inventory labels and more.

First, make sure your data is arranged in columns on your spreadsheet (one column for names, one for addresses, etc.). Be sure this information is on Sheet 1 of your spreadsheet.


Second, in Microsoft® Word click on the Mailings tab at the top of the screen. Click Start Mail Merge, then Labels, then select Avery US Letter in the drop-down menu next to Label Vendors. Next select your Avery product number and click OK.

Once your label sheet opens in Word,

  • click Select Recipients>Use Existing List.
  • Browse your files to find your spreadsheet and click Open. You'll see <<Next Record>> at the bottom of the document.
  • Click Address Block or Insert Merge Field to arrange your data how you want.
  • Click Update Labels to make format apply to all of the labels.
  • Click Preview Results to see the layout of the first label.
  • If it looks right, click Finish & Merge to apply this to all the labels.

Please contact our Customer Care Center at (800) 942-8379 for more help, or call Microsoft® for further assistance at (855) 698-3249.

Be sure you are using a genuine Avery product – non-Avery products are not optimized for our templates, and are not manufactured to our specifications.

  • Test print. Print first on a sheet of plain paper to determine which direction to feed in your printer and to check your design and alignment.
  • Fit to Page. Make sure that "Fit to Page" is not checked before printing your PDF. If "Fit to Page" is checked, your printing won't be actual size and won't align properly.
  • Printer settings. When you click Print, look in the Properties options in the print dialog box. Adjust Paper Type to Labels and Print Quality to Best. If your printer doesn't have a Labels setting, choose Heavyweight or Cardstock.
  • Feed once. Don't re-print on the same sheet of labels.

Chrome is our preferred browser, as it tends to print most accurately on a consistent basis. We recommend following these steps.

  1. On the Preview & Print tab, click Print It Yourself and then Print Now, and the Save Design box will appear. Select Save or Don't Save to continue.
  2. The Print Design box will appear. Select "Open PDF ",. The next screen will be your Print dialog. Be sure "Fit To page" is NOT checked.
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  4. Go to the Preferences or Properties tab in the Print dialog and set the material type to "labels," or "heavyweight" or "cardstock," depending on your product. If you have questions about your printer settings, visit your printer manufacturer’s website for instructions.
  5. Use your manual feed tray. Click Print.
  6. If you need to nudge the printing, use Make a Printer Adjustment on step 4 the Preview & Print tab.
  7. If the print is not accurate, go back to the Preview & Print tab, download the PDF from the Print Design box and open it using Adobe® Reader®.
Still need help? Contact us.

The printing function built into Firefox will not print accurately. We recommend following these steps.

  1. On the Preview & Print tab, click Print It Yourself and then Print Now and the Save Design box will appear. Select Save or Don't Save to continue, follow the instructions to download a PDF, select the radio button that indIcates "Open with" using Adobe® Reader® or Adobe® Acrobat®, then click OK.
  2. Select your printer.
  3. Go to the Preferences or Properties tab in the Print dialog and set the material type to "labels," or "heavyweight" or "cardstock," depending on your product. If you have questions about your printer settings, visit your printer manufacturer’s website for instructions.
  4. Use your manual feed tray. Click Print.
  5. If you need to nudge the printing, use Make a Printer Adjustment on the Preview & Print tab.
  6. If the print is not accurate, go back to the Preview & Print tab and download the PDF from the Print Design box and open it using Adobe® Reader®.
Still need help? Contact us.

The printing function built into Safari® will not print accurately. We recommend following these steps.

  1. On the Preview & Print tab, click Print It Yourself and then Print Now, and the Save Design box will appear. Select Save or Don't Save to continue. Then follow the instructions to download a PDF and open it using Adobe® Reader®.
  2. Select your printer.
  3. Go to the Preferences or Properties tab in the Print dialog and set the material type to "labels," "heavyweight" or "cardstock," depending on your product. If you have questions about your printer settings, visit your printer manufacturer’s website for instructions.
  4. Use your manual feed tray. Click Print.
  5. If you need to nudge the printing, use Make a Printer Adjustment on the Preview & Print tab.
  6. If the print is not accurate, go back to the Preview & Print tab, and this time download the PDF from the Print Design box and open it using Adobe Reader.
Still need help? Contact us.

If using the latest version of Internet Explorer, no additional steps should be needed. Otherwise, we recommend following these steps.

  1. On the Preview & Print tab, click Print It Yourself and then Print Now, and the Save Design box will appear. Select Save or Don't Save to continue.
  2. Choose to Open the PDF and then select your printer.
  3. Be sure "Fit to page" is NOT checked and "Scale" is at 100.
  4. Go to the Preferences or Properties tab in the Print dialog and set the material type to "labels," or "heavyweight" or "cardstock," depending on your product. If you have questions about your printer settings, visit your printer manufacturer’s website for instructions.
  5. Use your manual feed tray. Click Print.
  6. If you need to nudge the printing, use Make a Printer Adjustment on step 4 the Preview & Print tab.
  7. If the print is not accurate, go back to the Preview & Print tab, download the PDF from the Print Design box and open it using Adobe® Reader®.
Still need help? Contact us.

The printing function built into Edge will not print accurately. We recommend following these steps.

  1. Follow the instructions on the Preview & Print tab to launch Internet Explorer to print.
  2. Click Print and then select your printer.
  3. Go to the Preferences or Properties tab in the Print dialog and set the material type to "labels," or "heavyweight" or "cardstock," depending on your product. If you have questions about your printer settings, visit your printer manufacturer’s website for instructions.
  4. Use your manual feed tray. Click Print.
  5. If you need to nudge the printing, use Make a Printer Adjustment on the Preview & Print tab.
  6. If the print is not accurate, go back to the Preview & Print tab, download the PDF from the Print Design box and open it using Adobe® Reader®.
Still need help? Contact us.

Most Avery products are optimized for printing on either laser or inkjet printers.  We always recommend you use the Avery product designed for your printer type as shown on the product packaging.  If you switch printers frequently, some of our products, including our EcoFriendly line, support printing on both inkjet and laser printers.