Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 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: Printing Return Address Labels.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 1, 2017)
A common type of label that people create is a return address label. You can use Word to quickly print return address labels. Simply follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Labels tab of the Envelopes and Labels dialog box.
If your return address does not appear in step 4, then you may not have set it up in Word. You can set up your return address by following these steps:
Figure 2. The General section of the advanced options of the Word Options dialog box.
Now you can go back and print return address labels, as described at the beginning of this tip.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (8720) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Printing Return Address Labels.
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