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Creating an Address Label from Scratch


  1. Choose File > New Label (Cmd-N) in the menu bar.

  2. Choose a paper layout.
    Select File > Change Layout in the menu. In the dialog that comes up, choose the paper layout by clicking on its name. Use the search box to find a paper by its manufacturer part number.

    label_paper_list

  3. Add an address panel.
    Click the Insert Address Panel toolbar button.
    insert_addr_panel_button

    A blank address panel appears on the canvas. Adjust the address panel location by dragging it with the mouse.

    Address_panel

    A new address panel displays the data field names (3 and 5 in the picture) until they are populated with information. New address panels are by default for recipient addresses.

  4. Choose whether a delivery or return address should be displayed. Use the pop-up menu (1) on the address panel tag or in the Format > Refers To menu.

  5. Choose an address template. The template determines which data fields are displayed (name, company name, country, etc.) and their order.
    Use the pop-up menu (2) on the address panel to do this, or select Format > Address Template in the menu and choose a template.

  6. Populate the address panel with information.
    Choose a contact in the Source panel.

    source_panel

    If you cannot see contacts, click the Contacts button (1). Then open the pop-up menu (2) and select a contact manager in the Recipients section (for instance, Address Book) to choose a delivery address, or select Senders for the return address.

    Note that only contacts from Address Book show up automatically, information from other sources should be imported. For beginners, it is recommended that you use Address Book for learning Labels & Addresses. If your contacts are grouped in Address Book, choose a group in the pop-up (4).

    Choose a contact from the list (5).

  7. Use the Text tab of the Inspector to format the address (change the font, size, etc.).

 


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