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LibreOffice Labels
Summary: This tutorial will guide you through creating address labels on LibreOffice.

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LibreOffice has a built-in label maker that you can use to create mailing labels without fighting with template files.

In this tutorial, we will look at how to create a mailing or return label using the LibreOffice label system for both existing and new label templates. Grab your box of labels and a ruler, and we will begin.

Using an Existing Template

LibreOffice has hundreds of templates built in, so more likely than not, the labels you have are already included in the database. Look over your box of labels for all the possible template numbers so you have access to that information. If you can't find your labels, proceed to the next section, and we will talk about how to create a new template.

Create a new label by opening LibreOffice and going to:

File → New → Labels

You will have a new box with the options and settings.

Input your label text and select your Brand and Type (Type is your label template name). Confirm under the Format section that the size and number of labels is correct. Fill out your address information here if you desire (you can also do this step on the created document).

Under the Options tab, choose a single label (and select which column and row will be printed), or use the entire page. Make sure you select Synchronize contents, which gives you a button to sync all the labels to the one you are currently editing.

Click the New Document button and you are off and running with a new document and you can print or save as a PDF for later.

Creating a New Label Template

You can create a new template when you have a label that does not have a system template already installed. Start the same way and find a template that is close to the one you need, then you will need to go to the Format tab and manually change some parameters.

  • Horizontal Pitch: Distance from the start of the first label to the next label on the horizontal
  • Vertical Pitch: Distance from the start of the first label to the next label on the vertical
  • Width: The width of label
  • Height: The height of the label
  • Margins are both the margins before the start of the label
  • Columns: The number of labels across the page
  • Rows: The number of labels down the page

Once you are done, hit the Save button to use your template again.

Now you have the info you need to create perfect labels on LibreOffice!