5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2010 5:59 AM by Schechter
hhk Level 1 Level 1
Does anyone know how to select a single address and have it print multiple times on a single sheet of labels? I want to print a few pages of return address labels and I can't get this figured out.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Scott Trefts Level 1 Level 1
    I second that... with Christmas coming out how many of us will need to print out labels for our cards. it really shouldn't be that difficult. i can print my labels of folks the cards are heading to, but my own return label is nearly impossible.

    apple you really got to get on the ball and fix this.
  • Rudolf Level 1 Level 1
    I have done this some time ago:

    1) Go to the Avery (makers of stickers) web site and download their software for designing different 'standard' sticker sizes.
    2) Design a label form that can handle most of your addresses (3 lines, or4 lines of text input)
    3) Use Word to create tables
    4) Massage your address data base to work with the Word tables and macros
    5) Follow occasional instructions to the letter ...
    6) Be patient!

    This may work for you but no guarantees because of the (annoyingly) continuous reflow of OS and App software.
  • Rudolf Level 1 Level 1
    Update for ?:
    A single address multiple times is really the simplest thing you can do.
    1) Select the size and format of your label, again Avery software
    can help with that. Make sure your page is set up for columns and rows and fits you page size.
    2) Type the address into one of the cells the way you (and the post office) like it
    3) Select that cell by pressing shift-key and guiding your mouse cursor across the cell so you have the whole address selected.
    4) Press command-c, this takes a copy of the selection into a register.
    5) Go to your empty cells of the page and press command-v, consecutively, in all other empty cells. That will leave a copy of that same address everywhere where you place your cursor and press command-v.
    Have fun!
  • Stan in London Level 1 Level 1
    Just doing my cards too. I am sure there must be a way in Mail and it works very well for printing one label for each contact in my Christmas Card list I created. For my own address, I could not find a way to fill a whole page with my own address in Mail so I went to Word (Office for Mac); under Tools - Labels - it is self evident. You tick use your own address, select the Avery equivalent label format from a drop down menu and it seems the default is to print the full page of labels with your own address. I am sure it will be a similar process for Word for Windows if you run Windows under a virtual drive. Regrets cannot seem to find a Pages equivalent. I will use the provide mail feedback function to suggest similar functionality in Mail.
  • Schechter Level 1 Level 1
    This worked great - thanks.