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Design & Print with Microsoft® Word

Design & Print with
Microsoft® Word

  • Find hundreds of templates built directly into Word
  • See how to work with text and images in Word
 

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Tips for Avery Templates in Microsoft Word

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.

If you're working in Microsoft Word and your gridlines disappeared, you may need to enable the gridlines in order to see your actual card or label cells. If the template looks like a blank page, select Table Tools > Layout > Show Gridlines to view the template layout.

How to turn on Show Gridlines in Microsoft Word
If you use Microsoft Office 2011 on a Mac computer, you can easily import addresses or other data from an Excel spreadsheet or from your Apple Contacts and add them to Avery Labels, Name Badges, Name Tags or other products. The Mail Merge Manager built into Microsoft Word for Mac makes it easy to import, then edit and print. These steps will show you how to mail merge onto an Avery template, making it easy to prepare for mailings and meetings.

If you use Microsoft Office 2016 on a Mac computer, you can easily import addresses or other data from an Excel spreadsheet or from your Apple Contacts and add them to Avery Labels, Name Badges, Name Tags, or other products to edit and print using Microsoft Word for Mac. These steps will show you how to mail merge onto an Avery template, making it easy to prepare for mailings and meetings.

  • Find your saved Microsoft Word file on your computer. Double-click the file to open it in Microsoft Word.
  • Open Microsoft Word and browse your computer for the saved document.

Double-click the Avery Word Template file you downloaded and saved to your copmuter. If the template looks like a blank page, select Table Tools > Layout > Show Gridlines to view the template layout.

Once the file is open, type your information into the template. Highlight the text you entered and use the tools in Microsoft Word to format the text.

Microsoft Word Tool Bar

Click the Insert tab in the Ribbon Toolbar to insert your own image, clip art, shapes and more.

Microsoft Word Tool Bar

Select your image in the template and click the Page Layout tab in the Ribbon Toolbar. Then click Text Wrapping and select In Front of Text in the drop down list.

Microsoft Word Tool Bar

How to create a sheet of all the same labels:

  • Blank Templates
    1. Insert your information on the 1st label.
    2. Highlight all the content in the first label, right-click and select Copy
    3. Position the cursor in the next label, right-click and select Paste.
    4. Continue with Step 3 until all labels are filled with your information.
  • Pre-Designed Templates:
    1. Use the Microsoft Word's Find and Replace formatting tool to replace all the pre-designed template text in each label with your own information.

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to do a mail merge in Microsoft Word.

The fastest way to download an Avery template is to go to avery.com/templates and type your Avery product or template number into the white Search Bar at the top center of the page. (Your product or 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 or template number handy.

Once you've located your product, scroll down to the middle of the page to Download Templates. Select your preferred software from the drop-down menu  and click Download Blank Template.
Type your Avery product or template number into the white Search Bar at the top center of the page

Note: Many Avery products have similar layouts but are different sizes, so make sure you 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).

See the tips and tricks for adding and editing text and pictures, clip art and other images in Avery templates for Microsoft® Word.

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