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Create envelopes from a template

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Another option in Word 2007 for creating an envelope is to take advantage of the downloadable templates. In this case, we don't use the Mailing tabs at all. Instead, we will go directly to the Office button and select New. Now to follow along with me, you will need an Internet connection, because we are going to go to Microsoft Office Online. Below this heading, we will see a category dedicated to Envelopes. Select that, and you will see a list of downloadable Envelopes, and these are all templates that you can use to add your own information to.

Create envelopes from a template

Another option in Word 2007 for creating an envelope is to take advantage of the downloadable templates. In this case, we don't use the Mailing tabs at all. Instead, we will go directly to the Office button and select New. Now to follow along with me, you will need an Internet connection, because we are going to go to Microsoft Office Online. Below this heading, we will see a category dedicated to Envelopes. Select that, and you will see a list of downloadable Envelopes, and these are all templates that you can use to add your own information to.

Now many of these will be the type of envelope you print on paper and then cut out and glue yourself, but others are actual envelopes that can be adjusted. For example, there is a Business envelope. When you select any of these templates, you will see a preview over to the right-hand side, as well as a little bit of information about the template. I will scroll a little bit further down because there is many to choose from. We will go down to one of the typical envelopes we would use in the realty business. Let's go to Envelope (Realty Stylish design), and select it.

So there is our preview. Click the Download button and you will download that template, and you will be ready to work with a new file. I am going to go up to my View tab, and you can do the same. If you want to be able to see the entire envelope, select One Page from the Zoom group. Now you get a good feel for the layout. All you need to do now is change the contents. Let's go inside the text box where Company Name appears. I will just click-and-drag across that, and type in our own company name. Now, the formatting is taken care of for us, including the graphics down the left-hand side.

You can then change the address, even your website if you wanted to. I am going to change a part of the website and then you'll also want to change the Delivery address. So I will click inside that textbox and do the exact same thing, select the text and type over. Now if there is no company name, go ahead and just type in a person's name. I am going to type in my own. Then I would continue changing the Address, City, State, and Zip code as well. When you are done, just click outside the textbox to see what the envelope is going to look like.

Now you would load the envelope into your printer, making sure that it's loaded the proper way, and then you would go ahead and print this out just like you would any other document using the Print functionality here in Word 2007. So remember, if you want to spice up your envelopes, you have got a whole list of templates to choose from here in Word 2007.

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Word 2007: Creating Envelopes and Labels

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  1. 6m 57s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Prerequisites and requirements before you begin
      2m 57s
    3. Goals and expectations for this course
      1m 20s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 34s
  2. 21m 13s
    1. Setting up a return address
      3m 3s
    2. Printing a single envelope
      4m 18s
    3. Adding an envelope to your document
      2m 20s
    4. Create envelopes from a template
      2m 32s
    5. Printing a single label
      2m 40s
    6. Printing a sheet of the same label
      2m 22s
    7. Creating labels from a template
      3m 58s
  3. 19m 36s
    1. Creating and selecting recipient lists in Word
      8m 41s
    2. Using an Excel workbook as a recipient list
      3m 23s
    3. Editing a recipient list in Word
      5m 53s
    4. Using Outlook contacts as a recipient list
      1m 39s
  4. 36m 6s
    1. Envelopes and the Mail Merge wizard
      7m 12s
    2. Inserting merge fields
      4m 33s
    3. Setting merge rules
      5m 49s
    4. Matching fields
      5m 57s
    5. Formatting envelopes before merging
      4m 58s
    6. Adding graphics to envelopes
      2m 39s
    7. Saving and reusing envelope files
      1m 46s
    8. Using print options with merged envelopes
      3m 12s
  5. 30m 32s
    1. Labels and the Mail Merge wizard
      6m 19s
    2. Manually merging labels with recipients
      5m 57s
    3. Setting merge rules
      3m 11s
    4. Formatting labels before merging
      4m 18s
    5. Adding graphics to labels
      3m 28s
    6. Reusing existing label files
      2m 29s
    7. Printing merged labels
      4m 50s
  6. 16m 14s
    1. Signing up with an e-postage service
      3m 29s
    2. Printing postage on a single envelope
      4m 42s
    3. Printing postage in a mail merge
      2m 57s
    4. Printing postage with labels
      5m 6s
  7. 25m 57s
    1. Dealing with irregular envelopes
      3m 36s
    2. Dealing with irregular labels
      5m 38s
    3. Preventing text from printing too close to the edge of a label
      4m 42s
    4. Creating business cards
      5m 3s
    5. Creating postcards
      6m 58s
  8. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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