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How to Make Labels in Google Docs

You can use Google Docs to make labels for any purpose, whether address labels or important product labels. This guide explains how.

You’ll probably need a label if you want to organize or identify items. You can use them to label boxes in a storage unit, identify products in a warehouse, or label envelopes for mailing.

Google Docs provides a convenient way to create custom labels. Whether you need a simple address label or a more complex product label, you can design and print labels directly from Google Docs.

If you want to know how to make labels in Google Docs, follow our guide below.

How to Make Labels Using Tables in Google Docs

Using a table is the easiest, built-in method for creating labels in Google Docs. You can create a table that fills your entire document page and fill each segment with the labels you want to make.

It might be a bit time-consuming, but it’s the simplest method for making labels in your Google Docs document.

To make labels using tables in Google Docs:

  1. Open your Google Docs document (or create a new one).
  2. From the Insert menu, select Table and choose the number of rows and columns you want for your table.
    Inserting a table in Google Docs
  3. In the new table, type the text for each label into the corresponding cell of the table. You can also add images and shapes.
  4. Use the options in the Table menu to customize the appearance of your table, such as changing the border style, cell background color, or text alignment.
    Google Docs table options
  5. If needed, you can resize the table by dragging the handles on the corners and edges.
    Resizing a table in Google Docs
  6. To add more labels, you can insert additional rows or columns into the table as needed.

When you are finished, your table should contain a series of labels you can use for your document. You can then print your document and use the labels elsewhere.

How to Make Labels Using a Google Docs Add-On

The method above is the quickest way to make labels in Google Docs. If you want to create more complex labels or use mail-merge to create them, you’ll need to use a Google Docs add-on to help you.

Various add-ons exist for this, but a good option is to use the Create & Print Labels add-on by Labelmaker. While it isn’t free, it does offer a free 7-day trial, so you should be able to use it for free for one-off label making.

To use a Google Docs add-on to make labels:

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Visit the Create & Print Labels add-on page.
  3. Click Install.
    Install label add-on in Google Docs
  4. When prompted, sign in using your Google account details and allow the permissions for the app to work.
  5. Once the app is installed, open your Google Docs document (or create a new one).
  6. In Google Docs, go to Extensions > Add-ons > Create & Print Labels – Label Maker for Avery & Co > Create Labels.
    Create a label in Google Docs
  7. In the Labelmaker pop-up menu on the right, click Select a Template and find a suitable template for your labels. These are available by size and design—use the search tool to help you.
  8. Click Use to select the label.
  9. If you want to use mail merge from a Google Sheets spreadsheet, press Select a spreadsheet under the Mailing list section.
  10. Choose a spreadsheet to import from, then press Select.
  11. With the data imported, make changes to your labels in Google Docs. With Use first cell as a model, you can make changes to the first label cell and apply the changes to all the labels.
  12. To create the labels, click Create labels.
    Creating a label using Labelmaker in Google Docs

With the labels created, you can then print the labels by going to File > Print.

Creating Custom Documents in Google Docs

Thanks to the methods we’ve outlined above, you should now be able to make labels in Google Docs. Labels aren’t the only thing you can create in Google Docs to improve your document-making experience, however.

For instance, did you know that you can use Google Docs offline? This is useful if you need to work on a document but don’t have access to the internet.

Another useful feature is creating a table of contents in Google Docs. This can help your readers navigate your document more easily and find the information they need.

Are your eyes burning as you type? Before you get your eyes tested, you might prefer to switch to a darker interface and enable dark mode in Google Docs. This can help reduce strain on your eyes when you’re working for long periods.

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