Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Doubling Your Money.

Doubling Your Money

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 31, 2015)

No, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. (I will leave that to other e-mail you may get. :>)) Instead, this is a common-sense way to double the value you get from some of your label stock. You should consider different ways you can use your label stock to make it go further.

For instance, imagine you are using the Avery 3M Post-it notes for ink jet or laser printers. The 3 x 4-1/4 version of these labels are six per page, but you can change to a landscape format and design twelve per page, instead. After printing, cut the sheets in half with a paper cutter, and you have effectively doubled your money.

You can use the same technique with other types of printer labels—just think how you are going to use them, and then look for easy ways to extend how they are used. Clever uses of the labels can be very cost effective in the long run.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (7331) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Doubling Your Money.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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