Posts Tagged ‘Maco’

More Bang for the Buck with Butt cut labels

December 9, 2009

If you’ve got a printer that can print on every square centimeter of the surface of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of labels, then check out our M-5351 address labels. They’re butt cut, which just means that the labels go all the way out to the edge of the sheet. They’re a little bigger than the ML-3000 (compatible with the Avery 5160 labels). Its great to get the 3 extra labels on a page that the M-5351 will give you over the ML-3000.

Advertisements

Tis the season to move graphics in Word

December 8, 2009

If you have Microsoft Word 2007, and you have just placed the graphics into a document, you have to select and format them first. Select the “Home” tab. Then all the way at the right top of the screen, you’ll see “Select”. It’s just below “Replace”. Click “Select”, then click “Select Objects” from popup list. Then click on the picture or graphic you want to format. Click the object, and you’ll notice it has become active with the tiny resizing squares that you can click on to resize the graphic. Click on the “Picture Tools” Tab at the top right. At this point you need to decide where you want to anchor the graphic, and if you want to have the image in the background or have text wrapping. You’re going to have to start experimenting with the settings to see what’s right for you.
To be able to move graphics around the page, we at http://www.macolabels.com usually anchor the graphic to the page. To do that, make sure that the graphic is still selected, then right click on the graphic, and select “Format Picture” from the popup menu. Click on the “Layout” tab. Choose the “Wrapping style”, and then click on the “Advanced” button. Choose the “Absolute position” radio buttons, and make sure you have selected “Page” in both the “to the right of” and “below” drop down selection boxes.
At this point, you’re ready to move the graphic around the page freely. There are so many options to change the way your graphics behave. In the “Picture Tools” “Format” tab, click on the “Position” icon, and play around with the wrapping settings. Get ready to invest a little time into this.
Spice up your ML-3000 address labels, compatible with Avery 5160 label (laser label and inkjet label) with some graphics this holiday season.

Some Mail Merge Examples

December 1, 2009

How you print mailing labels in MSWord depends on how you entered the data in your Excel spreadsheet. At http://www.macolabels.com we see customers who enter address data in Excel in a variety of ways.
The most common way to enter data in Excel is to enter data in assigned columns. The 1st column, column A might be NAME. The 2nd column, column B COMPANY, column C ADDRESS, column D CITY, column E STATE, and column F might be ZIP. Often times, column D, E, and F are put into one field as CITYSTZIP.
If you entered the data in this manner, you will need to create a primary merge document that looks like this:
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/ml-3000-primary.doc
This primary merge document is the same layout as the laser label that Avery makes, the Avery 5160 laser label. It’s also inkjet compatible.

And your address list could look like this:
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/addresslist.xls

For an in detailed tour of the mail merge procedure, check out Microsoft’s site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/ha010349201033.aspx

Some of our users also enter their address data in to an excel spreadsheet as it might appear on a label. That is, each cell contains the data that prints out on a label.
Something like this:
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/addresslist2.xls
To make this document so that you can merge it with a primary document, make the document into a one column document so that it looks like this:
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/addresslist3.xls
You would then create a primary merge document that would look like this:
http://www.macolabels.com/templates/ml-3000-primary3.doc
Make sure you’ve clicked on the Mailings tab so that you have all the Merging functions to choose from.

Thanksgiving is over

November 30, 2009

The yearly weight gain has begun. I’m going to have to fast for two weeks to break even. Oh well, it’s back to work. if you’re doing some shipping this holiday season, and who isn’t, you might be using our shipping labels. It’s not too hard to add graphics to make the labels look good.
If you use Microsoft Word 2007, here’s how you do it.
Click on the Mailings tab, between the References and Review tabs.
Then click on Labels in the Create panel on the left.
The Envelopes and Labels dialogue box should pop up. Here is where you’ll select your label layout.
One choice for shipping label could be the Avery 5164 which has 6 labels per page and each label is 4″ X 3-1/3″.
Click on “Label”, and another dialog box will pop up and you can choose “Avery US Letter” in the “Label vendors” drop down selection box. Then choose 5164 in the “Product number” box. Click OK.
You’ll see that a picture of the label you selected appear in the Label panel.
Then click “New Document”.
At this point, you’ll have a blank document formatted to print Avery 5164 labels. To insert pictures, just click on the “Insert” tab. Then click on Picture. Choose the picture you want to insert. Once the picture is inserted, you’ll want to format the picture. Click on “Position” in the Format Tab. There are lots of options at this point, I could write pages of instructions because I’m only guessing what you need.
If you need high quality low cost labels, check out Macolabels.com . Our equivalent to the Avery 5164 laser label is the Maco ML-0600. You can check it out here:
http://www.macolabels.com/ml-0600.html