How to Create Return Address Labels in Microsoft Word

By Editorial Team

Updated December 13, 2019

Create a page of return address labels in Microsoft Word. These will save you time and effort every time you mail a letter. For a small business, labels can be far more economical than having several sizes of letterhead envelopes printed. Just stick them onto the return address area and you're ready to go.

Open Microsoft Word. Create a blank document. Plan out how you want to write your address or whatever else you may want to write on your return address labels.

Click on the "Mailings" tab on the ribbon in Microsoft Word 2007. Click on the "Tools" dropdown menu on the top of the screen in Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier. If you do not see the "Letters and Mailings" option, expand the drop-down menu.

Click on the "Labels" button on the left side of the "Mailings" ribbon in Word 2007. Mouse over the "Letters and Mailings" option in Word 2003 and choose "Envelopes and Labels" from the secondary menu that opens.

Click on the "Labels" tab at the top of the dialog box that opens. Select "Full page of the same label" if it is not already selected.

Type the address that you would like the label to display. Enter this in standard format, with your name on top and all other information on the next few lines.

Click on "Options" to choose the size label that you will be using, as well as to choose the type of printer that will be printing the labels.

When choosing your label size, you can sort by brand and label code. If you have the box that your labels came in, it should display this information. If this information is not available, you can measure your label and program the label size into Microsoft Word.

Load your label sheets into the printer.

Click "OK" and close this Options dialog box. Click "Print" in the main dialog box. A full sheet of return address labels prints.