The label measurements you need to enter if you create your own custom label.
If your label isn't in the Label products list, don't panic. Just equip yourself with a ruler and create a new label layout by clicking New Label in the Label Options dialog box.
You now have to fill in the new label sheet information and label measurements (refer to the illustration on the left):
Label sheet details:
- Label name: The name for your new labels. Enter one that you can recognize in the future when you need to use them again (you could even use the manufacturer's name.)
- Number across: The number of columns of labels on the sheet.
- Number down: The number of rows of labels on the sheet.
- Page size: The dimensions of the entire label sheet.
- Top margin: From the top of the sheet to the top of the first label.
- Side margin: From the edge of the sheet to the nearest edge of a label.
- Vertical pitch: From the top of one label to the top of the next label. It includes any skeleton (if you peeled off all the labels on a sheet, the waste paper left on the backing sheet is called the skeleton).
- Horizontal pitch: From the left edge of one label to the left edge the adjacent label.
- Label height: Height of an individual label.
- Label width: Width of an individual label.
Once all the details are in, click OK and carry on as if your labels had been listed in the Label Options dialog box.
Note If you have Allow A4/Letter paper resizing turned on in the Options dialog box (Tools menu, Options command, Print tab), you may have difficulty lining up your labels depending on the page size of your label sheet. If this happens, just switch off the resizing, print your labels, and then switch on the resizing.