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Printing Labels in Landscape? WHy can't I get this to work...

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OK, I'm sure this is something relaly dumb I'm missing but hopefully someone

can point it out for me.

I need to print some labels that are Avery number: 5895

When I just go through the standard Envelopes and Labels thing, pick the

right Avery number, and then click New Document I get the standard page

layout with the labels. But then when I go to Page Setup / Landscape, it

just makes that paper landscape but the labels are still portrait and they

then go down to two pages and it's all messed up.

What do I have to do to get the labels to dlip landscape as well?

Thanks.

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    • Mr. B:

      Well, it seems the problem is because the "hard" sheet of labels is not

      landscape.

      "Mr B" wrote:

      > OK, I'm sure this is something relaly dumb I'm missing but hopefully someone

      > can point it out for me.

      > I need to print some labels that are Avery number: 5895

      > When I just go through the standard Envelopes and Labels thing, pick the

      > right Avery number, and then click New Document I get the standard page

      > layout with the labels. But then when I go to Page Setup / Landscape, it

      > just makes that paper landscape but the labels are still portrait and they

      > then go down to two pages and it's all messed up.

      > What do I have to do to get the labels to dlip landscape as well?

      > Thanks.

      #1; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:02:00 GMT
    • Well Yes I can tell that since it doesn't rotate. Question is, how do I make

      it rotate on its side so I can type things sideways in relation to the normal

      setup...

      "Carol" wrote:

      [vbcol=seagreen]

      > Mr. B:

      > Well, it seems the problem is because the "hard" sheet of labels is not

      > landscape.

      >

      > "Mr B" wrote:

      #2; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:03:00 GMT
    • I'm at a loss Mr. B. unless you can find yourself some labels that are set up

      sideways on the sheet! Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

      "Mr B" wrote:

      [vbcol=seagreen]

      > Well Yes I can tell that since it doesn't rotate. Question is, how do I make

      > it rotate on its side so I can type things sideways in relation to the normal

      > setup...

      > "Carol" wrote:

      #3; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:04:00 GMT
    • You could try reformatting the table (as that is what it is), but it will

      probably be easier for you to create a new custom label definition. After

      selecting Avery 5895, click on "Details" and note all the measurements.

      Mentally transpose these (in other words, the top margin will become the

      side margin and vice versa, label height and width will be swapped, and so

      on), then close the dialog and choose New Label... Enter your transposed

      measurements, give your new label a name (such as "Avery 5895 Landscape")

      and save it. Then use this label definition instead of the built-in one (it

      will be listed under Other/Custom).

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

      Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

      all may benefit.

      "Mr B" <MrB.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:EA44FFC5-3056-4986-A93F-A4A9C117520F.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > OK, I'm sure this is something relaly dumb I'm missing but hopefully

      someone

      > can point it out for me.

      > I need to print some labels that are Avery number: 5895

      > When I just go through the standard Envelopes and Labels thing, pick the

      > right Avery number, and then click New Document I get the standard page

      > layout with the labels. But then when I go to Page Setup / Landscape, it

      > just makes that paper landscape but the labels are still portrait and they

      > then go down to two pages and it's all messed up.

      > What do I have to do to get the labels to dlip landscape as well?

      > Thanks.

      #4; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:05:00 GMT
    • Thanks Suzanne,

      That's exactly what I ended up doing since I coudln't find any way for Word

      to do that automatically.

      "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

      > You could try reformatting the table (as that is what it is), but it will

      > probably be easier for you to create a new custom label definition. After

      > selecting Avery 5895, click on "Details" and note all the measurements.

      > Mentally transpose these (in other words, the top margin will become the

      > side margin and vice versa, label height and width will be swapped, and so

      > on), then close the dialog and choose New Label... Enter your transposed

      > measurements, give your new label a name (such as "Avery 5895 Landscape")

      > and save it. Then use this label definition instead of the built-in one (it

      > will be listed under Other/Custom).

      > --

      > Suzanne S. Barnhill

      > Microsoft MVP (Word)

      > Words into Type

      > Fairhope, Alabama USA

      > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

      > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

      > all may benefit.

      > "Mr B" <MrB.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:EA44FFC5-3056-4986-A93F-A4A9C117520F.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > someone

      >

      #5; Fri, 06 Jun 2008 13:06:00 GMT