How to Make Labels With OpenOffice

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OpenOffice is a free suite of office products that feature the same type of functionality as Microsoft Office. OpenOffice contains a word processor, presentation package, database, spreadsheet and drawing application. The Office suite is capable of reading many word processing file and graphics formats, including Microsoft. With OpenOffice, you can create everything from basic word processing documents and greeting cards to an array of labels, both for shipping and for CD and DVD packaging. Learn how to use OpenOffice to create labels for any project you need.

Instructions

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      Download and install the free OpenOffice suite (see Resources). Determine the type of label you want to make. OpenOffice Write lets you create mailing labels, CD and DVD labels, and filing labels. There are templates preinstalled with the software, or you can choose from several others by visiting the OpenOffice template library (see Resources).

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      Go to the "File" menu, choose "New" and select the template option. Browse label templates and select the one you want to use.

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      Type any text onto the label template you want. This might be your address for a mailing label or the title of a CD for a CD case insert. Use the font menu to format the font style, size and color of your text.

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      Add a border or a graphic to your label from the "Insert" menus if you like. You can set the width and color of the border from here as well. OpenOffice reads all the popular graphics images. You can browse to the folder where your image is, select it and insert it into your label.

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      Save your labels and print them on label paper you can get at an office supply store. The sizes of the labels are indicated and match standard sizes of label printer paper, including Avery brand, which makes an extensive line of labels.

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