If you’re a frequent visitor to the Label Planet Blog (or the Label Planet site), you may be aware that we have been working away to improve the Templates Section of our website to make it bigger and better than ever.
As part of our template revamp, we’re creating brand new sets of templates (in Word and PDF formats) for all of our label sizes (including Portrait & Landscape options, Text Box & Mirrored Text Box options, and Bleed templates – where possible), along with a “Template Information Page” for each label size that we supply.
The template information pages provide more detailed information about each label size we supply, including measurements and compatible Avery template codes (where applicable), along with tips and advice for printing that particular label size and layout. You can also download a printing template from this page and see, at a glance, all of the different material and adhesive options available for each label size.
We’re delighted to announce that our revamp is almost complete; all of the new information pages are available for customers to peruse, while we’re working hard to complete all of the new template sets for all of our label sizes. Currently, we have created complete Word & PDF template sets for our Rectangular Labels and our Round Labels; Word template sets for our Square Labels, Oval Labels, and Special Use Labels have been added to our website with the PDF sets in development at this very moment – we’ll be adding these sets as soon as they’re done!
To find the template information page for your Label Planet labels, you can either:
- VISIT OUR TEMPLATE HOME PAGE: click on the link for your label shape, find your label size in the table, and click on the “More Info” link to navigate to the template information page for that particular size and layout.
- VISIT THE PRODUCT PAGE OF YOUR LABELS: click on the purple “Label Templates And Printing Information For This Label” link to visit the template information page for your labels.
You can now download a template by visiting our Template Home page and selecting the link for the label shape you want to print (find your label size in the table and select the Word or the PDF portrait template) OR by visiting the Template Information page for your label size and selecting the template you would like to download.
We recommend that you choose to “save” rather than “open” your template if you are given the choice; you can then use your software to open the saved template (“File” > “Open”), which will allow your software to check if the template is compatible before you start designing your template.
If you are unable to edit your template, it may have been temporarily locked – simply click on the (yellow) “Enable Editing” button or banner at the top of the page to unlock your template and add your design. If you find that your Word template appears to be completely blank (with the Label Planet code repeating across the page), it is likely that Table Gridlines are turned off. To turn Table Gridlines on you should left click once in the centre of your template, select the Table Tools “Layout” tab at the top of the page, and click on “View Gridlines” (Word 2007 onwards, Word For Mac 2016); alternatively, select the “Table Layout” tab, and click “Gridlines” (Word For Mac 2011).
Visit our Template Home page to find a label template or visit our Advice Home page to find even more helpful resources, including our Sample Request service, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and a variety of helpful tips.