Label templates are available for all the top software packages and word processing software, including MS Word and OpenOffice Writer, and online software such as OneDrive Word, Google Docs and iCloud Pages.

Label Templates for Microsoft Word

A good place to start for free Word Label Templates is the main Office Templates website at Office Templates. Browse to the Labels category (Office Templates Labels) and select the template that fits your requirements. Click on Download and save the template, which should have the .dotx file extension, to a suitable place on the hard drive. Renaming the template to something relevant might be a good idea at this point.

Start MS Word to open the main browser window and select the Open icon at the bottom left. If a Word Document is already open then go to the File menu and select New from Template to open the browser and go from there.

Browse to the folder location where the label template is stored and select it. Either double click it or select the Open button to open the template. The label template is now open in Word ready for editing, but it will still be the .dotx template file, so pressing save at this point or after making changes will over-write the template. That's Ok if the changes are to be made permanent to the template, but not if it needs to be used in the original form multiple times. To ensure the original template is not changed then simply go to the File menu and choose Save As to save the labels to a suitable folder with a relevant file name and the .dotx file extension. Normal editing can now go ahead and the save button pressed, or autosave enabled, until it's ready for use.

Label Templates for OpenOffice Writer

The main OpenOffice Templates repository at OpenOffice Templates has plenty of free templates available, though not categorised for labels. To find the label templates enter 'label' in the search box to filter the templates for labels, then select Writer in the Filter by Application options on the left. There are also filter options for Business, Education and Private.

Choose a suitable template and click on it to get more details and the option to Download. Selecting the Download button will open a new window and the download screen. Save the template in a suitable folder, with the file extension .ott, and change the name if required to something more meaningful. If the template is saved to the default Templates directory (check the preferences for this) then it will appear in the main starting window under templates.

From the OpenOffice main starting window click on the Open button, or select Open from the File menu at the top. This will open a file browser window, and the label template can be selected from the location that it was saved. Once open in Writer it will have the default name "Untitled 1". Selecting the save buttin, or Save from the File menu, will open the Save As dialogue box which will allow the document to be saved with a suitable file name in the choosen folder, with the .odt file extension automatically added so there is no risk if over writing the original template.

Label Templates for OneDrive Word

The online version of Word available from Microsoft's OneDrive (OneDrive Word) has templates built in that include templates for labels. From the main page of Word on OneDrive select the More templates link and then search for "label". Select the required label template and then either Download to the hard drive or Edit in Browser to open it directly in Word online to start editing. It will be automatically saved as a Document in the OneDrive file manager.

Label Templates for Google Docs

Google Docs has a built in Template gallery that appears on the main starting page. Unfortunately the gallery doesn't include Label Templates at this time. Google Docs will allow the use of templates designed for MS Word but it requires another step to open them. Unfortunately there may be some template features that don't import and may be lost, such as graphic elements, but it's worth a try!

A template can be opened or imported when a Google Document is open, so start by selecting the Blank template from the gallery or opening an existing doc.

From the open document use the menu bar at the top to select File... Open and then select the Upload tab. Either "Select a file from your device" or drag and drop to open a previously saved Word template in Google Docs. The newly opened template will be automatically saved with its file name, which can be changed either from within the document editor or Google Drive. 

Label Templates for iCloud Pages

iCloud Pages also doesn't include Letter Templates in it's online template gallery. As with Google Docs it is possible to open and use templates saved from MS Word. From the main iCloud Pages window select the Upload icon in the top bar, browse to the saved MS Word template and select to import into iCloud Pages. The template import is more reliable than with Google Docs and retains the formatting better.

Avery Labels

Avery labels are adhesive labels used for a multitude of labeling tasks. They are one of the products offered by Avery Products Corporation, a company known for its wide range of office supplies.

Avery labels come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, designed to be printed on using either laser or inkjet printers. They feature a sticky back that can be peeled off and adhered to various surfaces. Some are designed to be permanent, while others are removable.


Avery labels have a broad spectrum of uses, including but not limited to:

  • Address labels: Used for mailing and shipping purposes, for envelopes and packages.
  • Product labels: Used by businesses to brand their products with logos, product information, or barcodes.
  • Name badges: For events, conferences, or meetings, to identify participants.
  • File folder labels: For organizing office documents and improving the efficiency of filing systems.
  • Price tags: For marking the price of retail products.
  • Inventory labels: Used in warehouses and stores for inventory management.
  • Barcodes and QR codes: To track products and provide information quickly.
  • CD/DVD labels: To label and brand CDs or DVDs.

How They Are Used

The general process for using Avery labels is relatively straightforward:

  1. Design: You can design the label content using Avery’s free templates and software or other design programs that align with Avery’s product dimensions.
  2. Print: After designing, you print the labels using a standard printer. The labels are designed to align correctly with the print layout to ensure the design fits perfectly on each label.
  3. Apply: Once printed, you peel the label away from its backing paper and apply it to the desired surface.

Who Uses Them

  • Businesses: For product labeling, shipping, inventory management, and marketing.
  • Offices: For organization, filing, and mailings.
  • Schools and Universities: For asset tagging, labeling equipment, and organizing materials.
  • Home Users: For personal projects, party favors, organizing household items, and crafting.
  • Event Organizers: For name tags, directional signage, and event branding.

Additional Information

  • Templates and Software: Avery provides free templates and design software on their website, which can be used to design and print labels. This software typically supports a variety of pre-designed templates that are matched to the specific dimensions of each label type they sell.
  • Sustainability: Avery has initiatives for sustainability, such as offering eco-friendly labels that are recyclable and made with recycled materials.
  • Custom Labels: Beyond the standard range, Avery offers services to create custom labels with unique sizes, shapes, or materials to fit specific needs.
  • Compatibility: Avery labels are designed to be compatible with most printers. However, it’s important to choose the right type of label for your printer (laser or inkjet) to ensure the best print quality and adhesive performance.
  • Durability: Some Avery labels are made to withstand harsh conditions, including weatherproof and UV-resistant labels for outdoor use.

Avery labels are a staple in many environments where quick and effective labeling is required. Their adaptability and ease of use, combined with the support of Avery’s design and printing resources, make them a popular choice for professional and personal labeling needs.

Avery Label Templates

Avery Label Templates are pre-designed layouts that provide a framework for printing on Avery Labels. They are created to match the exact dimensions and layout of specific Avery Label products, ensuring that the text, images, or barcodes that you print align perfectly with the individual labels on the sheet.

Features of Avery Label Templates

  • Precise Dimensions: Each template is designed to match the label size and layout of the corresponding Avery product, with proper margins and spacing.
  • Customizable: Templates can be customized with your own text, graphics, logos, and colors.
  • Multiple Formats: Templates are available in various formats, including for software like Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and Avery’s own design software.
  • Ease of Use: They can be used by anyone with basic computer skills and do not necessarily require graphic design experience.
  • Compatibility: Templates are made to be compatible with both laser and inkjet printers, depending on the specific label product.

Using Avery Label Templates

Here’s a typical process for using Avery templates:

  1. Select the Template: Identify the template that matches the Avery Label product you have. Avery labels come with a product number, and this number is used to find the corresponding template.

  2. Download or Use Online: You can download templates from the Avery website or use their online design tool to customize your labels directly in your web browser.

  3. Customize: Open the template in the relevant software and add your text, images, or other design elements. The template ensures that your design stays within the bounds of each individual label.

  4. Print Test Page: Before printing on the label sheet, it's advisable to print a test page on a regular piece of paper to ensure the alignment is correct.

  5. Print on Labels: Once you’re satisfied with the test page, load your Avery Label sheet into your printer and print your design.

Who Can Use Avery Label Templates

  • Business Owners: For creating custom product labels, shipping labels, or inventory tags.
  • Office Administrators: For managing office resources, files, and mailings.
  • Teachers: For organizing classroom materials and student name tags.
  • Event Planners: For making custom name badges, place cards, or event stickers.
  • Home Users: For personalized labels for home-made products, crafts, or household organization.

Availability and Support

  • Online Access: Avery’s website typically offers these templates for free. You can customize them using the Avery Design & Print Online software, which allows for a straightforward design process without the need for additional software downloads.
  • Support and Resources: Avery provides resources to help troubleshoot issues, including how-to videos and detailed instructions on using their templates.
  • Barcode and QR Code Generation: Some templates and the online design tool can automatically generate barcodes and QR codes, a useful feature for businesses and event organizers.

Using Avery Label Templates simplifies the process of creating professional-looking labels that can be printed easily and applied to a variety of surfaces. These templates are a key resource for anyone using Avery Labels, ensuring that the final printed labels are precisely aligned and look as intended.

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