WD: How to Add a Graphic or Logo to Every Label on a Page

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This article describes how to add a graphic or logo to every label on a sheet of labels. You can add the graphic or logo either above the label text or to the left of the text. NOTE: Text in a label or table cell does not wrap to graphics.

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Use any of the following procedures to add a graphic to each mailing label. Instructions for creating a full page of the same labels are given first, followed by instructions for including graphics on mail merge labels.

FULL PAGE OF SAME LABEL:

To Place the Graphic Above the Label Text

  1. On the Tools menu, click Envelopes And Labels.
  2. Click the Labels tab, and then type the text you want to appear on the labels.
  3. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the label.
  4. Press ENTER and then move the insertion point up to the blank line.
  5. Press CTRL+F9 (Windows) or COMMAND+F9 (Macintosh) to insert field braces. Then type the INCLUDEPICTURE field followed by the path of your graphic.

    NOTE: With Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows, you do not need quotation marks around the path. With Word 6.x for the Macintosh and Word 98 Macintosh Edition, you need to type quotation marks at the beginning and end of the path. For example, to add a graphic named Apple.wmf (Windows) or Apple (Macintosh) to your labels, press CTRL+F9 (Windows) or COMMAND+F9 (Macintosh) and then type the following:

    Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows:
    includepicture c:\\winword\\clipart\\apple.wmf
    Word 6.x for the Macintosh and Word 98 Macintosh Edition:
    includepicture "Macintosh HD:Microsoft Word:Clip Art:Apple"
  6. Click New Document.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  8. Press F9 to update the fields.

To Place the Graphic to the Left of the Text

  1. On the Tools menu, click Envelopes And Labels.
  2. Click the Labels tab and then type the text you want to appear. Select all the text in the label.
  3. Click the right mouse button (Windows) or hold down CONTROL and click once (Macintosh).
  4. Click Paragraph on the shortcut menu.
  5. In the Indent From Left box, type the amount of space you need for the graphic. For example, if the graphic is a half-inch wide, type .5 in the box.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click New Document.
  8. On the View menu, click Page Layout.
  9. Activate the Drawing toolbar by choosing the Drawing button on the Standard toolbar.
  10. On the Drawing toolbar, click the Text Box button.
  11. Next to the first label, create a text box the size you want for your graphic.
  12. Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows, Word 6.x for the Macintosh:
    On the Insert menu, click Picture.
    Word 98 Macintosh Edition:
    On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.
  13. Select the graphic you want to include.
  14. Click OK (Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows) or Insert (Word 6.x for the Macintosh or Word 98 Macintosh Edition). The graphic appears in the text box.
  15. Select the text box.
  16. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
  17. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next label.
  18. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  19. The graphic is actually pasted on top of the existing graphic. Using the mouse, drag the graphic to the second label.
  20. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  21. The graphic appears on top of the graphic in the first label. Drag this graphic to the next label.
  22. Repeat steps 20 and 21 until all the labels have pictures.
MAIL MERGE:

To Place the Graphic above the Label Text

  1. In the Create Labels dialog box, after setting up the fields you want to include in the label, place the insertion point at the beginning of the label.
  2. Press ENTER and then move the insertion point up to the blank line.
  3. Press CTRL+F9 (Windows) or COMMAND+F9 (Macintosh) to insert field braces. Then type the INCLUDEPICTURE field followed by the path of your graphic.

    NOTE: With Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows, you do not need quotation marks around the path. With Word 6.x for the Macintosh and Word 98 Macintosh Edition, you do need to type quotation marks at the beginning and end of the path. For example, to add a graphic named Apple.wmf (Windows) or Apple (Macintosh) to your labels, press CTRL+F9 (Windows) or COMMAND+F9 (Macintosh) and then type the following:

    Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows:
    includepicture c:\\winword\\clipart\\apple.wmf
    Word 6.x for the Macintosh and Word 98 Macintosh Edition:
    includepicture "Macintosh HD:Microsoft Word:Clip Art:Apple"
  4. Click New Document.
When you merge the file, the graphic appears on each label. Note that if you view the merge field names, <<Next Record>> appears at the beginning of every label except the first one. The graphic is to the right of it. This is normal, and the graphic will appear on the merged document correctly.

To Place the Graphic to the Left of the Text

  1. In the Create Labels dialog box, insert the merge fields in the label as you want them to appear.
  2. Select all the fields in the label.
  3. Click the right mouse button (Windows) or hold down CONTROL and click once (Macintosh).
  4. Click Paragraph on the shortcut menu.
  5. In the Indent From Left box, type the amount of space you need for the graphic. For example, if the graphic is a half-inch wide, type .5 in the box.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click New Document.
  8. On the View menu, click Page Layout.
  9. Activate the Drawing toolbar by choosing the Drawing button on the Standard toolbar.
  10. On the Drawing toolbar, click the Text Box button.
  11. Next to the first label, create a text box the size you want for your graphic.
  12. Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows, Word 6.x for the Macintosh:
    On the Insert menu, click Picture.
    Word 98 Macintosh Edition:
    On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File.
  13. Select the graphic you want to include.
  14. Click OK (Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows) or Insert (Word 6.x for the Macintosh or Word 98 Macintosh Edition). The graphic appears in the text box.
  15. Select the text box.
  16. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
  17. Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next label.
  18. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  19. The graphic is actually pasted on top of the existing graphic. Using the mouse, drag the graphic to the second label.
  20. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  21. The graphic appears on top of the graphic in the first label. Drag this graphic to the next label.
  22. Repeat steps 20 and 21 until all the labels have pictures.

REFERENCES

"Microsoft Word User's Guide," version 6.0, page 576.

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Article ID: 123312 - Last Review: August 16, 2005 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh
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