Sunday, April 6, 2008

Making Labels

Jenni has been writing up all of the thank you cards for the baby shower (Jenni and I definitely owe a HUGE thank you to everyone for all of the time, energy, and gifts that they put in), and I was given the task of putting the addresses on all of them. I definitely wasn't going to write them by hand and copying and pasting each of the addresses into a label template seemed tedious, so I did a little googling and I found this. It definitely drove me totally nuts at first, but if you follow all of the steps, it actually works and starts to make sense. I wish I could attach documents to a post, so people could see an example of how it's done, but the little walk through thing is pretty detailed and should tell you everything that you need to know.

On a side note, I actually tried just following the steps from the web page and step 2 wasn't working properly, so I had to type "Print mailing labels" into the ask a question box and select the same article and that fixed it for some reason. Don't ask me why, but it did.


Emily Blais said...

Thats GOOD to know! The picts of the new ride are coming. Dont worry! I still cant believe we really replaced the poor beemer. We are both feeling a little guilty. Its like we are going through a divorce from the thing. :)

Mindy B said...

This is the HAPPIEST DAY of my life. Besides how to nurse a baby, there is actually something I know how to do before Dave? And it has something to do with computers!!!! While I rarely use the jiffy little mail merge label function (because I prefer the hand touch feel of written- I'm a girl) I did learn this skill at my first full time job with SLOC! I had to print and mail off like 200 letters/memos a day, so printing labels in Word became my best friend and like second nature. But I never in a million years thought that Dave would not have known about this skill until now!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for admitting you don't know EVERY function and process on the computer- I know I know, there probably aren't any others- this is the only one you didn't know! :) It made my morning!

Dave Johansen said...

Mindy, I'm glad I could lighten up your day, but I still think you just need to bite the bullet and get a blog. You know you want to.