(solved) Office97: Mailing Labels

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robertr2

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When I print mailing labels in Office 97 I am given the choice of which label on which to print by row and column.
However, no matter which row and column I choose it always prints row1/colomn1.
I am using the Mailing Label Wizard, I have WinME, and my computer has plenty of horse power.
Any ideas?
 
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Are you checking the box to print full sheet versus 1 label row1, column 1
 

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I have chosen anything other than row 1 /column 1, but it still prints row 1 / column 1.
I did not choose to print a whole page of labels.
 
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moving to business apps, they should have a better answer on questions concerning word
 

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Easier to just hit the "New Document" button and type it onto the label that you want it on.

Perhaps you've got a bad printer driver or something. I don't know. I've never used the labels that way--it's a dumb feature, I've just always used new doc... I think it's easier too. But perhaps someone else has better ideas.

Hope that helps.
 

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That is exactly what I do: I open "New Document", but if I understand you I should have a replica of my label sheet, but I do not. I get a window where I can type my address, and choose the row and column, but It prints row 1 / column 1 no matter which combination I select.
I found another way to do it in another forum. I used my Office 97 CD, and installed Avery Wizard. With this program I see a representation of the actual label sheet. Then I can print on any lable within the sheet.
Thanks for the reply.
Bob Burns
 

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Perhaps you're not getting a replica of your labels sheet because you're not viewing the gridlines. Table-Show Gridlines.

Anyway--glad you got it resolved.
 

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Perhaps you're not getting a replica of your labels sheet because you're not viewing the gridlines. Table-Show Gridlines.
Thank you for answering my posts.
Will you please explain what you said above? I can't find anything remotely resembling what you suggested.
I know I now have a different way to do my labels, but I am curious about using envelop wizard.
Bob Burns :)
 

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You're using Microsoft Office Word 2000 and not Word that comes with Microsoft Works?

If so:

For labels:
Hit Tools-Envelopes & Labels, choose Labels tab. Hit Options and choose your label number (or equivalent if not Avery). Hit OK. Hit New Document. If you don't see anything on your document, hit View-Page Layout; hit View-Zoom and choose Page Width; hit Table-Show gridlines (if it says Hide gridlines, then your gridlines should already be showing). The gridlines are the borders of the labels (which is nothing more than a table layout), but the borders are set to no color so they don't print. This way, you can type into individual labels anytime you want. If you use it a lot, then save it as a Document Template (*.dot) called "labels". Do not change the Save in location. Close the file. Everytime you want to use those labels, hit File-New and double-click "labels".

For envelopes:
I'm not sure if you want to use the envelopes tab or not. I do not use it, I think it's nothing but a pain in the buttski. So I create a template for those too so that I can type as many as I want any time I want and not have to keep hitting Tools-Envelopes...blah, blah. You can save your printer setup this way too. Many people complain that it doesn't save the feed direction for their printer. I tell them how to create the template. Let me know if you want instructions.
 

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Maybe that is the problem. I have Office 97. ( What the heck, it was a gift).
 

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Nope. Everything works the same in Office 97. (Sorry, I don't know where I got the idea you were using 2000.)

Let me know exactly what's NOT available. I'm sure we can get these things fixed for ya.
 

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Here is the procedure I use:
Start>New Office Document>open Mailing Label Wizard> (Here it asks me if I want to print a whole page or a single page) I choose single page. A window called "Envelops and Labels|"appears. I type in my address, and I choose single label and row 1 / column 1. But if I choose anything but 1x1 it prints 1x1.
Question: In your reply you said:"Hit Tools-Envelops & Labels". Where is this?
I am a victim of Excite @Home so I may delayed while I get my new internet access.
Thanks for the help.
Bob Burns
 
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Originally posted by robertr2
Question: In your reply you said:"Hit Tools-Envelops & Labels". Where is this?
on the main menu bar text - the gray one across the top
file, edit, insert , format, TOOLS, table, window, help

click tools
envelope and labels - about halfway down the list

see attached .jpg (i'm using Word from Office 2000 but it's pretty much the same)

then follow Dreamboats info
 

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Dreamboat and jb,
Thanks for your help.
It finally sunk in. I have found what you have been trying to tell me all this time.
Bob Burns
 
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