Copy Labels and Business Cards in Microsoft Word
I often see questions with people having difficulty creating or copying
business cards. I think this is more to do with difficulty working with tables
than anything else.
Whether it's a label or a business card, you can set them up the same way. I
am not explaining mail merge, here, though the techniques can be used in mail
Labels and business cards are nothing more than table layouts. Understanding
that is half the battle. If you can't see the borders, hit TableàShow
gridlines; likely you've just had them turned off.
To properly copy a cell, you must first properly select it. Using your mouse
pointer, go to the bottom-left corner of the cell and place your cursor so it
turns into a fat little black arrow.
Click to select.
Copy it. Click inside any cell of the same size, that has no
other content, and paste, and it'll paste in perfectly. If you're not sure
whether the other cells have content, then turn on your
Show/Hide button to be
If you have difficulty with the mouse pointer, then click inside
the cell and hit TableàSelectàCell.
Once you have a full row of business cards or labels, you can
then select the whole table row by clicking in the left-hand margin to the left
of the table, or using TableàSelectàRow.
You can copy and perfectly paste entire rows, too, by clicking inside the first
cell of a row.
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