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Learn How To Turn On The Gridlines In Microsoft Word So you Can Download Templates From!

March 29, 2013

Looking to save yourself time? Using the templates provided by is the perfect way to do that. Have you chosen a few different label sizes? Are you in a time crunch where requesting samples of exact sizes may take too long? The printable templates are perfect for quick measurements!

If you would like to see an actual size of the label you’re interested in, all you need to do is take your mouse over to the left side of the website and click “Templates”.

The website then directs you to another page. On this page you’ll notice there are a few different columns. Those columns are:

  1. Item # - This column allows you to search for labels by scrolling through the item numbers assigned to each different label size
  2. Label Type – This column shows the shape of the label or what the labels are most commonly used for. For example SL100 is a rectangular label while SL110 is used for CDs and DVDs.
  3. Label Size – This column shows the size of each individual label.
  4. Sheet Size – The sheet size is how large the entire sheet of labels is. The most common sizes are 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14 and 11 x 17.
  5. Labels Per Sheet – This column tells you how many labels come per sheet. If you need 90 labels and you’re interested in the SL100 product, you need to order 3 sheets of labels because they come 30 labels per sheet.
  6. Cross Reference – If you’re looking for a specific Avery label, use the cross-reference column to see which product matches your Avery sizing.
  7. Download – This is the column you are going to use to open the label template.

Don’t be alarmed if you’re trying to open the template in Microsoft Word and the document opens to a blank page. This simply means that the gridlines need to be turned on for Microsoft word.

First you’re going to find the Item# that you’re interested in. From there you can take your mouse across that row to the Microsoft Word icon and click.

A box then appears. If the box already says “Open with Microsoft Word”, click “Okay”. The box automatically generates to Microsoft Word if you have that program downloaded to your computer.

If the box does not say “Open with Microsoft Word” you can scroll over to the dropdown arrow and click “Other”. Another box appears. This box is a list generated by your computer of programs that you can open the template in.

After you’ve clicked “Okay” to open your template in Microsoft Word, the program opens. Again, if the template is blank, this means that the gridlines are turned off.

To fix this issue, simply take your mouse to where it says “Table” and click. Scroll through the table options until you see “Gridlines” and click.

This automatically generates the gridlines for whichever SL number you chose! In these gridlines you can type, change the font size, color and placement!

Again, knowing how to turn on the gridlines in Microsoft Word is extremely helpful when it comes to making a label size choice!

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