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Author Topic: Label making software  (Read 2024 times)

techidave

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Label making software
« on: August 18, 2015, 10:35:47 PM »
I have some office staff that do not like to make labels with Excel / Word.  Is there a free program that someone can recommend that would be simpler?  I found a demo several years back that was simple and worked really well.

I am think along the lines of address labels and perhaps any other type of labels.

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Re: Label making software
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 01:17:59 AM »
I have to ask: What do you need the labels for, and why would you be constrained to making/printing them out of Excel/Word? Describing more about the context of your requirements could help people to better understand your requirements and what you might be looking for.

Regardless, this search looked like it could potentially be useful for your purposes - the Avery software especially: free software for printing labels and envelopes

Also, though I am unsure whether this will be of any use or whether you have already tried it, a search in Excel 2013 for online templates for "labels" produced this (below), which looked like it could be quite relevant:

MS Office online templates search for labels templates.png

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Re: Label making software
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 02:29:15 AM »
An old Avery for free: http://download.cnet...6675_4-10179048.html , but I have never tested it.

or maybe pay to have the labels printed & mailed to you! http://www.avery.com...ls/Addressing-Labels



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Re: Label making software
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 05:35:11 AM »
if you are just doing one-off labels (as opposed to whole sheets of them at a time), i'm a huge fan of these dedicated Dymo label printers:
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=6851.0

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Re: Label making software
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 06:42:18 AM »
An old Avery for free: http://download.cnet...6675_4-10179048.html , but I have never tested it.

Looks like Avery has a current version of their (I believe free) software. http://www.avery.com...ry-Design--Print.htm

And a print online option as well http://www.avery.com...gn--Print-Online.htm

I haven't needed to use it for anything in years, but it was a go-to back when I had call for it.

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Re: Label making software
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 10:48:23 PM »
Lifehacker is doing a vote on favorite label makers from among these five candidates. Which one do you use or not?


http://lifehacker.co...el-makers-1730158278
« Last Edit: September 13, 2015, 10:58:49 PM by lanux128 »

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Re: Label making software
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 09:07:49 AM »
Lifehacker is doing a vote on favorite label makers from among these five candidates. Which one do you use or not?

I've got a Brother P-Touch that I've printed 100s of labels on. They had portable ones and PC-connected ones in their roundup, but I think the best bet (and what I did) is to get the cheapest one that does both. I.e., you can print dozens of labels from a spreadsheet, or grab it and type in what you need on the keyboard for a one-off. If I were buying one now, I'd get the PT-D450; mine is the PT-2700. The Brother P-Touch software is pretty powerful and can pull data from csv, generate bar codes, etc.

That PT-D450 is on sale, right now, at amazon.