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Formatting and Printing Tips for Name Badges

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The following directions allow you to format text for C-Line Name Badges and Inserts using Microsoft® Word and Corel® WordPerfect®. For easy-to-use downloadable templates, please visit the Templates Gallery section of our website. For additional help, please see the FAQ section. Please consult your software manual and use the label specifications below, for software instructions for versions or programs not listed below.

Microsoft® Word for Windows®

To create name badges, first create a one-time template or use an existing C-Line printer template as noted below. Then each time you want to create and print badges, follow the Creating and Printing the Name Badge Inserts instructions below using the appropriate template.

Microsoft® Office Word 2013, Word 2010 and Word 2007

Creating the Name Badge Insert Template

  1. Open a new, blank document.
  2. Go to the Mailings tab, then select Label, which is located in the Create section on the left side of the ribbon.
  3. A new window will pop-up, then select Options.
  4. Click on New Label and enter specifications for the appropriate C-Line badge below. For Label Name, choose a descriptive name like "C-Line 92443 4" x 3"".
  5. Click on OK. Then follow directions below (starting at step 7) under Creating and Printing the Name Badge Inserts.
Item Number Name Badge Kit / Inserts
4 x 3
Name Badge Kit / Inserts
3.5 x 2.25
Name Badge Kit / Inserts
3 x 2
Self-Adhesive Laser / Ink Jet Name Badges
Size
4 x 3 3.5 x 2.25 3 x 2 3.375 x 2.333
C-Line Template
LBI43 LBI35 LBI32 LBI923
Avery Template
5384 5390 CC10-2C 5059
Top margin
1 1.17 0.51 0.583
Side margin
0.25 0.75 1.25 0.688
Vertical pitch
3 2.17 2 2.5
Horizontal pitch
4 3.5 3 3.75
Label height
3 2.17 2 2.33
Label width
4 3.5 3 3.38
Number across
2 2 2 2
Number down
3 4 5 4
Page size
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 11 8.5 x 11 8.5 x 11

Creating and Printing the Name Badge Inserts

  1. Open a new, blank document.
  2. Go to the Mailings tab, then select Label, which is located in the Create section on the left side of the ribbon.
  3. A new window will pop-up, then select Options.
  4. From Label vendors pull-down box, select C-Line Products Inc.
  5. Then select the insert name or product number.
  6. Click on OK until the Envelopes and Labels box reappears.
  7. Select New Document. This will open a new file.
  8. Enter tab names and format as desired. (Centered text is recommended). Click in the upper left hand cell to begin entering data. The Tab key will move you to the next insert and automatically add new inserts at the end of the file.
  9. To make editing easy, make sure View Gridelines is selected. Find this by clicking on the Table tab and checking that View Gridelines is selected. It is located on the far left of the ribbon in the Table Section.
  10. To center, move the mouse pointer over the top left corner of the inserts and the pointer will turn into a table move handle. Click on the handle to select the table. On the Layout tab in the Alignment group, click the Align Center icon.
  11. Load blank insert sheet in printer according to printer instructions, then Print. (It is a good idea to test on blank paper before loading inserts).
  12. When done, you can save your file if you need to reprint it at a later time.

If you do not know what version of the Word program you are currently using, please follow these steps to verify that information:

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Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®

To create name badges, first create a one-time template or use an existing C-Line template (or a compatible Avery product) as noted below. Then each time you want to create and print badges, follow the Creating and Printing the Name Badge Inserts instructions below using the appropriate template.

Version X7, X6, X5, X4, X3, 12.0, 11.0, 10.0, 9.0, 8.0, 7.0, 6.1, 6.0

Creating the Name Badge Insert Template

  1. Open a new document.
  2. Select Labels from Format menu and click on Create.
  3. Enter Label Name. (Centered text is recommended for both justification and within page). Choose a descriptive name like "C-Line 92443 4" x 3"".
  4. Go to Label Type and click on Laser.
  5. Go to Label Sheet Size and click on Change.
  6. Go to Size and select 8-1/2" x 11" or Letter from pull-down menu.
  7. In Version 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0, go to Paper feed, click on Short edge.
  8. Click on OK.
  9. Enter specifications for the appropriate C-Line badge below.
  10. Click on OK. (Hit Escape key to exit all menu screens.)
Item Number Name Badge Kit / Inserts
4 x 3
Name Badge Kit / Inserts
3.5 x 2.25
Name Badge Kit / Inserts
3 x 2
Self-Adhesive Laser / Ink Jet Name Badges
Size
4 x 3 3.5 x 2.25 3 x 2 3.375 x 2.333
C-Line Template
LBI43 LBI35 LBI32 LBI923
Avery Template
5384 5390 CC10-2C 5059
Label Size Sheet
8.5 x 11 8.5 x 11 8.5 x 11 8.5 x 11
Label Size
  Width
  Height
4
3
3.5
1.17
3
2
3.38
2.33
Label Per Page
  Columns
  Rows
2
3
2
4
2
5
2
4
Top Left Label
  Top Edge
  Left Edge
1
0.25
1.19
0.75
0.5
1.25
0.583
0.688
Distance Between
  Columns
  Rows
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.375
0.167
Label Margin
  Left
  Top
  Right
  Bottom
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.25
0.25
0.25
0.25

Creating and Printing the Name Badge Inserts

  1. From a blank document, select Labels from the Format menu.
  2. Highlight the C-Line badge template you created or choose predefined C-Line Products template. To locate predefined templates, select Change, located at the bottom of the window, and highlight file name c-line.tab. Click on Select. Highlight the appropriate template for your badge size and click on Select.
  3. Format as desired (centered text is recommended for both justification (Go to: Format -- Justification -- Center) and within page (Go to: Format -- Page -- Center, select Current and Subsequent Pages and click on OK).
  4. Enter badge names. Insert hard page breaks (Ctrl/Enter) to bring up new labels.
  5. Load blank badges in printer according to printer instructions, then Print. (It is a good idea to test on blank paper before loading labels).
  6. When done, you can save your file if you need to reprint it at a later time.

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FAQs and Troubleshooting Tips

Q: Why is my text not aligned when I add a page to the file?

A: When manually typing the badge information using a blank template, the page spacing will slightly shift every time you add a new page. This means, the information on the badges will not be in the correct area on the pages following the first sheet. However, Microsoft Word will automatically add the correct spacing between pages when using a Mail Merge. If you will be making more than one sheet of badges inserts, we recommend you perform a Mail Merge.

Q: How do I find out what version of Microsoft Word I am using?

A: If you do not know what version of the Word program you are currently using, please follow these steps to verify that information:

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