How to create labels using Microsoft Word

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These instructions apply to GlobalTill's legacy Microsoft Word templates. For information about creating a label using the new drag and drop editor, see the article How to create a label in visual template editor.
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How To

How do I create shelf labels using GlobalTill's legacy Microsoft Word templates? 

Follow these steps

This video demonstrates how to create a custom label in the GT Backend using Microsoft Word. These steps may vary depending on the version of Word you are using.

To create a shelf label using Microsoft Word, follow these steps.

  1. Open Microsoft Word and select Mailings.
  2. Select Labels.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Choose Label Product or the brand of the label paper you are using. For example, Avery.
  5. Search for the Product Number, the specific label. For example, 5160.
  6. Select Full Page of Labels. Select OK. You'll see the label format for your selected label paper.
  7. Select Layout.
  8. Select Columns.
  9. Select More Columns.
  10. Choose the Number of Columns. For example, if your labels print in three columns, choose three columns.
  11. Ensure Equal Column Width is checked, under Apply to select Whole document. Select OK. You'll see one column similar to the image below.
  12. In the first row, add the code: {%tr for l in labels %}. In the third row, add the code {%tr endfor %}. Tr defines a row of cells in a table, you'll need this for your labels to print in the correct format. Don't worry, the tr code won't show up on your printed label.
  13. Format the second row as the label, using the predefined variables. For a full list of variables, see the article What are the label variables.
  14. When you're finished, your label will resemble the image below. Select the additional trailing rows that don't contain information and delete them by selecting Right Click > Delete.
  15. You'll have a label template that looks something like the image below. Save it and upload it to your template manager. For more information, see the article How to upload a template.
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