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Microsoft Word/Avery Return Address label 8195


It says use Template 5195, but my Microsoft Word '97 does not show that or any of the equal template it said would 5155, 8195 to name a couple.
I have gone into the Envelope/labels section and have built a custom
label.  The above named label has 4 across and 15 down. Each label is 2/3 x 1-3/4". I have set for .6 x 1.75. All measurements are in tenths in my Word '97. I need to adjust the vertical spacing ( Space between labels going down ) The first three row print fairly well but as my Lexmark 2300 prints down, it begins to overlap. I'm getting 3 decent printed rows at the top and about 3 rows at the bottom.

Custom labels are always tricky. More important than the actual label dimensions are the vertical and horizontal pitch (the distance between one edge--top, bottom, left or right side--and the corresponding edge of an adjacent label). Make sure you've got that right, too. And of course the top and left margins are also critical.

Even when you get everything right, your printer may not cooperate. Some printers can print labels beautifully on plain paper, but then they do a poor job of feeding the actual label stock. If that's your problem, there's not much way around it.

And even the built-in label definitions sometimes aren't absolutely precise; I notice a certain amount of drift in some of mine--not crucial for a sheet of six large shipping labels, but it certainly would be on 60 small ones.

If you are not successful in creating a working label definition, you might try the template at (short link: Be sure you choose the radio button for just the template (you don't need any extra toolbars). Before you can download it, you have to provide your name (or a name) and email address, but be sure to choose the radio button for "No, not at this time" to avoid being spammed with emails from Avery. Judging from the comments, users didn't think this template was the greatest, but it's free, so it might be worth a try.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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