Making labels with Open Office is very easy, as the built in templates make it easy to create labels for CD/DVDs, binders and more. Microsoft Office offers a more diverse label template collection, but Open Office should work just fine. Open Office is by far one of the best alternatives to Microsoft Office, as it allows you to do so much for being free software. You can create labels of all sizes through the customization tool, so your options aren’t always limited. We will be going through the steps to create a label using Open Office Writer.
Steps to Make Labels in Open Office
To begin, make sure you have the latest version of Open Office. You can get free upgrades by visiting the official site of the software. You need to have Open Office Writer in order to create labels.
To create a label in Open Office, go to File and select New. Now, choose the option that lets you browse through the various templates. Choose the type of label template you want to work with. There are address labels, CD labels and more. When the template is shown in the document editor, simply enter the text and format it to your liking.
As long as the text fits in the label, it should print out like it is shown in Print Preview. You can choose to add a border to your label or even an image. To do this, you will need to go to the Insert tab at the top. To add an image, you can add one from the clipart library or choose one that you have on the computer.
Changing Label Sizes in Open Office
If you would like to make labels according to your own sizes, you will need to make changes to the label margins. This can be done by going to the Format tab at the top and navigating to Page. Under this option, change the margins to your preference. When the time comes to print these custom labels, you need to make sure you have the right sized label paper.
When printing the labels, you need to make sure that you use a label paper. These can be purchased from local stationary supply stores. The most popular brand of label related products is Avery and it makes high quality label papers. Simply insert it into your printer in the right orientation and let it print.