How to make labels in Google Docs?

This tutorial shows you how to create and print a full sheet of labels within Google Docs, using our add-on called Labelmaker. There's a similar guide for Google Sheets if you are printing labels for a mailing list. As well as many others guides and tutorials depending on your use case.

Here is a summary of this step-by-step guide:

  1. Open a new document
  2. Open Labelmaker
  3. Select a template
  4. Edit document
  5. Replicate first cell
  6. Open the new document
  7. Preview before printing
  8. Print labels

1. Open a blank document

Open a new Google Docs and leave it blank. We will use that document to create and print labels.

New blank document in Google Docs

2. Open Labelmaker

In Google Docs, click on the "Extensions" menu (previously named "Add-ons"), then select "Create & Print Labels". If you don't have the add-on yet, make sure to install it first. After the installation, reload your document by closing it and reopening it.

Addon menu to open Labelmaker in Google Docs

3. Select a template

Within Labelmaker sidebar, click on "Select a template", then look at the available templates in the list. Over 5000+ labels are available as of writing, within multiple categories including "Avery® US Letter", "Avery® A4", "Avery® Zweckform", "", "" and "Herma".

Screenshot of Labelmaker templates selection in Google Docs

4. Edit document

Add text and formatting in the very first cell of the document. This cell will be replicated all over the other labels. If you have linked a mailing list, you can add merge fields using double-arrows. For example add the address with <<address>> and the city with <<city>>.

Screenshot of editing labels in Google Docs

5. Replicate first cell

Click on "Create labels" to create a new document with a full sheet of labels replicated from the first label. If you don't want to replicate the first cell, uncheck the box "Use first cell as model" and create labels.

Screenshot of Labelmaker close and print labels in Google Docs

6. Open the new document

Click on "Open document" to look at your labels sheet.

Screenshot of Labelmaker having merged labels in Google Docs

7. Preview before printing

Confirm your labels look as expected. If you need to make some changes, go back to the previous document, make your changes and click on "Create labels" to create another sheet of labels.

Screenshot of labels ready to be printed in Google Docs

Now that your document is ready and your labels look right, click on "File" > "Print". In the print dialogue, make sure to set the margin to none and the scale to 100%. Depending on the format of the labels product, you might need to adapt the size of the page. For example, Avery® US Letter 5160 requires the size to be "Letter".

Print labels menu in Google Docs
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