• Downloadable templates - use .oot for 2.0
  • OOoBlankLabels - OpenOffice Extension that adds labels to the "File"=>"New"=>"Templates"
  • Dave Dennison has a Zimbra Briefcase Librarian share that contains some common Label Templates.
  • If you can't find a matching label template above, then you can create a custom label grid using tables:
    1. Click Format=>Page=>Page and set the Left,Right,Top,Bottom margins to match the margins on your label paper. Then click OK.
      1. NOTE: you need to make the bottom margin and the font at the bottom of the labels smaller to make it fit on one page.
    2. Click Table=>Insert=>Table and match the number of columns and rows to match your label paper. Then click OK.
    3. Click under the table and set the font size to 2
    4. Click Table=>Select=>Column
    5. Click Table=>Autofit=>Row Height and set the hight to match the height of each label. Uncheck "Fit to size"
    6. Click File=>Save As and set your "File Type" to "ODF Text Document Template" - then give it a name and save it.
  • Labels
  • To centre text in the labels:
    1. Highlight the entire table.
    2. Press: "Centre" on the formatting tool-bar. Center
    3. Press: "Centre (vertical)" on the table tool-bar. Center Vertical
  • To rotate text inside a label:
    1. Highlight the entire table.
    2. Click Table=>Table Properties...=>Text Flow=>Text Direction:
      Right-to-left (vertical)
  • To vertically stack text within a label:
    Vertical Text
    1. Press "Enter" after each letter
      1. OR "Shift" + "Enter" after each letter.
  • To adjust the spacing to the contents of the label. This is needed if there are gaps between each label:
    1. Click Table=>Table Properties...=>Boarders=>Spacing to contents:
      These let you adjust this spacing.
  • You may also mail a sample of your label stock to Dean @ SBO he will then email you back the label template.
Last modified: Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 2:52 PM