What is a Label Template?
In labeling, a template is the hand drawn outline that you use to align the print within each label.
Many of our labels have equivalent templates numbers found in most software programs. For instance, in
Microsoft Word, the label template 5160 is a match to
DeskTop Labels™ mailing label 3330.
How do I make custom templates in Microsoft Word?
First, you will need a properly functioning laser, or inkjet printer.
Most computers today come preloaded with Microsoft Office. This package offers
all you need to quickly create great looking labels.
Open "Microsoft Word"
Scroll from the "tools" menu and select "Envelopes & Labels" Click on the "labels"
tab. You will see a button that reads "options". Click the "options" button.
You will see a table with 4 digit labeling templates to choose from. Many DeskTop
Labels products cross reference one of these 4 digit Avery template numbers listed
in the table. For instance, DeskTop Labels™ 3330 labels corresponds the template
When you single click on each template number the "height," "width," and "page
size" will appear in a new window
Double click on the specific template number you wish to use. The window with
a blank text box will appear. Type in your label text into the text box. Don't worry
about fonts or text size yet. Click on the "New Document" button. Your text should
magically appear formatted on labels across the page.
Highlight the entire page. You can then change the font, style, or size of your
print. Make sure that the type is not bigger than the label. If part of the type
overlaps the edge of the label, it will get cut off during printing.
If you are creating labels that are different in text, you may use the "tab"
key on the keyboard to go from one label to another, typing in different info on
How Do I Know Which Label Template to Use?
DeskTop Labels™ numbering system works with most Avery® Label templates.
Our last two numbers in our stock number tell you how many labels there are per sheet:
i.e. our 3330 has 30 labels per sheet, our 8850 has 50 labels per sheet, etc.
Use this quick reference on how to match up our stock numbers with the Avery® template numbering system.
Avery® Template / Desktop™ Labels Cross Reference Chart
Note: Microsoft Word and other software programs may only have an 8160 template option. There is no need to fret. It's the same layout as our 3330 labels (Avery® 5160 Template).
Template Cross Reference List
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