How to Print Avery Labels in Word

By Contributor

Updated May 12, 2020

Avery produces several types of office products that can be customized and printed directly from your personal printer, including mailing and shipping labels, file folder labels and CD/DVD labels. Avery sells the special paper to make the labels and provides free templates to assist you with layout and customization. Through Avery's partnership with Microsoft, you can find the specific Avery label template for Word and get it ready for printing.

Select the "Mailings" ribbon. Click "Labels" from the toolbar below.

Labels toolbar under Mailings in Word.

Click the "Options" button in the "Envelopes and Labels" window to open the "Label Options" box.

Label options for printing in Word.

Click the Label Vendors drop-down menu. Click "Avery US Letter." In the "Product number" section, click the number of the Avery Product Code you are using. For example, scroll down and click "8662" for Avery's "Easy Peel Mailing Labels" or "8962" for "DVD Labels." Click "OK" to close the "Labels Options" box.

Avery label printing options in Word.

This will automatically create a new document with the Avery Template format you selected. Edit the label on the screen within the margins automatically set by the Avery Template. Select the "Insert" ribbon and click "Picture" or "Clip Art" to place and resize images on your labels. Or, click anywhere within the template and begin typing text on your labels.

New Avery label template in Word.
Avery address labels filled out in Word.

Place the Avery paper into your printer tray. Click the "File" button and select "Print." Click "OK."


Type your address in the "Address" section of the "Envelopes and Labels" window to automatically populate the entire template if you're using an Avery mailing address label product and all the labels are the same.

The Avery Product Code can usually be found in big, bold numbers on the front of your Avery package, or may be listed on the back.