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    Default Creating Labels using Microsoft Word and Paint

    Since you saw my tutorial on bottling, I thought the next logical step would be creating labels.

    You can do this without fancy software, and still create nice labels.

    In this tutorial, I will show you how I create my labels by using the things that come with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows.

    The software you will need to follow this tutorial are:
    1. Microsoft Windows
    2. Internet Explorer
    3. Paint
    4. Microsoft Word.
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    Start Internet Explorer and look for some images on Google Images.

    Once you've found what you want, open the page to see the full-sized image.

    Right click the image, and press on "Copy"
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    Alright! You've found the image that you want to use, and you have copied it to the "virtual" clipboard. Now open Paint and go on

    Edit --> Paste
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    Your image appears, and you can now render it the way you'd like to.

    You can even type with Paint, and save it as a jpg image (what I like to do, but it really doesn't matter how you save it).
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    Click on File --> Save As --> and name it whatever you want to.

    Remember where you saved it.



    Now open Microsoft Word.


    You will see a blank page. You can adjust the margins to fit to your needs.

    To make it easier on myself, I insert a table... This is where you may decide how many columns you'd like to have (how big your label will ultimately be will be determined)..

    Click on the icon, and choose how many columns you want. I either have 2 columns or 1, and usually 3 rows...
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    Remove the borders. (make them invisible)

    This way, you know your labels will be lined up evenly, thus making it easier to cut.

    Somewhere on the table, right-mouse-click, and go on "Borders and Shading".

    A new window pops up and click on "None" which is located to the left-hand side.
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    Now you want to insert your label that you have saved.

    Click on Insert --> Picture --> From File
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    And a new window appears. Find your file, and double click on it.
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    Now do this however many times you want to on one page. I have chosen 3 labels per page.



    Yay! It worked!

    Now you can print out your labels!

    Go on File --> Print --> and choose the printer and how many copies of it you want.

    I will need 9 copies for the 25+ bottles I have.
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    And that's basically it.

    This is the easiest way I find to create labels.

    Yes, there is other software (I like Microsoft PhotoEditor) for fancy effects, but this is all you need to get started.

    I usually print on normal paper, use a glue-stick to attach the labels.

    Once I get the labels printed and ready to go, I will post more with this tutorial.

    Hope this helps!
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