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printing address labels

by LolaAngell33 / December 9, 2014 6:14 AM PST

What do I need in order to set up an address book to print labels from? I don't find anything installed on my MacBook Pro. Is there software I need to purchase and if so, what do you recommend? I'm talking about labels that peel off to stick on envelopes. Thanks,

Old Granny Lola

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Do you use or have Contacts in your Apple OS?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2014 6:22 AM PST
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I have and use contacts
by LolaAngell33 / December 10, 2014 3:49 AM PST

however, I had only email address there... I went back, made a folder for "Christmas Mailing List" and added mailing address to the contacts I wanted, dragged them to the folder, then went to "Contact Help," then down to printing labels and got a message that the "subject was not available" (in Help). I went to the site you provided and it did help by showing I needed mailing addresses. Here I'm thinking I can do this all by myself then I get a curve ball like this. Geez.... What now, Brown Cow???

Old Granny Lola

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I worry it may end badly at times.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2014 4:45 AM PST
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I didn't mean to be "funny" funny
by LolaAngell33 / December 10, 2014 6:08 AM PST


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The brown cow in the picture.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2014 6:23 AM PST

OK, then, what now?

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by LolaAngell33 / December 10, 2014 12:57 PM PST

got IT.... What do I do now? Maybe I should just try to figure it out myself instead of always bothering you guys.


Old Granny Lola

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Don't worry about the cow,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 10, 2014 9:06 AM PST

it's just a Red Herring....No! Wait....


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Once you have the addresses into the Christmas mailing List,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 10, 2014 9:05 AM PST

Assuming that your layout is as follows:

Contact List on the left hand side

Names in the middle column

Details on the right hand side

Select that list by clicking on it in the left hand pane.
Go to File > Print
In the Print dialog you will find the word Style: Use the drop down to select Mailing Labels
Choose your Label size from the Page: dropdown
You should see how your labels will look.

Done Try it on blank paper first, before hitting the labels


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Got it
by LolaAngell33 / December 10, 2014 1:09 PM PST

Thanks, Peter

Old Granny Lola

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