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In Word, you can use the Page Setup dialog box to position text on a single page, in a column, or in the whole document. However, to position text within a label, each label or cell "margin" can be adjusted by setting left and right indents and spacing before and after the text.
This article assumes you have already created a label sheet and saved it as a template.
For additional information on creating custom labels in Word, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/142965/EN-US/ )How to Create and Save Custom Labels in Word
In these instructions, "cell" refers to the label on the label sheet and "table" refers to the label sheet itself.
Positioning Text Within a Single CellThe following steps explain how to position text in a single cell in a table:
Positioning Text Within Every CellThe following steps explain how to position text within every cell of the whole table:
To copy this cell's formatting to the remaining cells of the table, see the next section entitled "Copying Cell Formatting".
Copying Cell FormattingMicrosoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs.
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(https://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)The following macro copies the formatting of the first cell to the remaining cells in the table. Position the insertion point in the first cell of the table. On the Tools menu, choose Macro. Give the macro a name. Under Macros Available In, select your template name, and then click Create. Type the macro code as follows:
On the File menu, click Close and click Yes to save the changes to the template.
Running the Macro
Article ID: 142966 - Last Review: January 12, 2015 - Revision: 2.3