JewelSleeve templates

Label template for Microsoft Word 98
Data template for Microsoft Word 98

Label template for Microsoft Word version 6.0
Data template for Microsoft Word version 6.0

Template directions

To create labels using the MS word LABEL and DATA templates:

  1. First, open the DATA template.
  2. There is one empty row of data beneath the heading "ARTIST TITLE LABEL LOCATION STYLE." Highlight this row by clicking to the left of it so that the ENTIRE row is highlighted.
  3. Copy this row to the clipboard by choosing "Copy" from the edit menu or hitting command-C ("ctrl-C on a PC).
  4. Paste as many rows as you need for your data, one row per CD, by choosing "Paste" from the edit menu or hitting command-V ("ctrl-V on a PC). Keep pasting until you have as many rows as you need.
  5. Click in any cell and fill in the data you need. Don1t worry if the data "wraps" in the cell (goes to several lines) it will still merge properly. DO NOT type carriage returns within a cell, they will cause the merged document to print incorrectly.
  6. When you have filled in all the data you need, save the document to disk and close it.
  7. Next open the LABEL template.
  8. Choose "Mail Merge" from the tools menu.
  9. Click on "Create" from the Main Document menu and pull down to "Form Letters". Choose "Active Window".
  10. Click on "Get Data" from the Data Source menu and pull down to "Open Data Source". In the selection window that opens find and choose the DATA template you created in steps 1-5.
  11. Click on "Merge" twice (it is better to merge to a new document that you can manipulate and save, than to merge directly to the printer, unless you are absolutely sure everything is okay.)
  12. Word creates a new document with your data merged onto the LABEL template. You may now print the merged labels to your printer, or save it for printing later (do NOT save it over the LABEL.DOC file.)

We suggest doing several test runs to blank paper to make sure that everything lines up properly, as the tremendous combination of different printers and systems makes it impossible to predict exactly how this document will print on every printer.

If you have to make changes to the LABEL template in order to get the labels perfectly aligned, just move the cursor over the "lines" of the label until it becomes a "move" symbol (this looks like a thick line with two arrows in each direction, up and down for horizontal lines, and right and left for vertical.) You can then "grab" each line and move it slightly. Keep running test pages on blank paper until you are sure that the data on each label lines up perfectly with the perforated labels.