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Modified: 16 June 2011, 1:15 PM   User: Dean Montgomery  → Picture of Dean Montgomery

Resources for Libraries.

OpenOffice Label Templates using tables is much nicer to work with than the built in label wizard. Below are some links to common labels:
  1. click Format=>Page=>Page and set the Left,Right,Top,Bottom margins to match the margins on your label paper. Then click OK.
    1. NOTE: sometimes you need to make the bottom margin and the font at the bottom of the labels smaller to make it fit on one page.
  2. click Table=>Insert=>Table and match the number of columns and rows to match your label paper. Then click OK.
  3. click Table=>Select=>Column
  4. click Table=>Autofit=>Row Height and set the hight to match the height of each label. Uncheck "Fit to size"
  5. click File=>Save As and set your "File Type" to "ODF Text Document Template" - then give it a name and save it.
To rotate text inside a label you can either:
  1. Press "Enter" after each letter
    1. OR "Shift" + "Enter" after each letter.
  2. click Format=>Character=>Position and set it to 90 degrees.