How to Make Label Templates

By Emmanuelle Douglas

Make label templates by using existing templates that are stored on your computer or online. When selecting a label template, find one that fits your labeling needs. Many templates are available as a free download. Once downloaded, the template can be customized to your needs and saved for re-use. Label templates are preformatted and contain the default text you can use a guide for you own label templates.

Word 2010

Step 1

Click the "File" tab and select "New." Select "Labels." Pick a label category. For example, if you are making office labels, select "Office." Review the available label templates that appear. Select a template and click the "Download" button. The template opens in Word 2010.

Step 2

Highlight the default text and type your personalized information in the template. If necessary, use "Find" and "Replace" to update all labels quickly. For example, press "Control" and "H" on your keyboard. In the "Find What" field, type the default text. In the "Replace With" field, enter your details. Click "Replace All." All of the labels are updated with your information.

Step 3

Save you changes to the label by clicking "Save As" and "Word Template." Type a name for your template. Click "Save."

Google Documents

Step 1

Go to the Google Documents website. Type "Label" in the search box. Click the "Search Templates" button. Review the templates that appear. Download the template by clicking the "Use This Template" button. The template opens in Google Documents.

Step 2

Highlight the default text and type your personalized information in the template. If necessary, use "Find" and "Replace" to update all labels quickly. For example, select "Edit" and "Find and Replace." In the "Find" field, type the default text. In the "Replace With" field, enter your details. Click "Replace All." All of the labels are updated with your information.

Step 3

Save you changes to the label by clicking "File" and "Make A Copy." Type a name for your template. Click "Save."

OpenOffice

Step 1

Go to the OpenOffice website. Type "Label" in the search box. Click the "Search Templates" button. Review the templates that appear. Download the template by clicking the "Use This" button. The template opens in OpenOffice Writer.

Step 2

Highlight the default text and type your personalized information in the template. If necessary, use "Find" and "Replace" to update all labels quickly. For example, select "Edit" and "Find and Replace." In the "Search For" field, type the default text. In the "Replace With" field, enter your details. Click "Replace All." All of the labels are updated with your information.

Step 3

Save you changes to the label by clicking "File" and "Template." Click "Save." Type a name for your template. Click "OK."