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Viewing Gridlines in Word Label Templates

We’ll be the first to admit, Microsoft Word has some shortcomings, particularly when it comes to laying out templates and creating the look for your labels that you’re envisioning.  What we often hear from customers new to using MS Word templates is that they can’t see any reference lines on the template from which to base their artwork.  “All I see is a blank page.”

Good news, there’s a simple solution!  In this post we will break down the setting adjustments needed to go from seeing this:

Template1 Viewing Gridlines in Word Label Templates

To seeing this:

Template3 Viewing Gridlines in Word Label Templates

From a PC (Example done using version 2007)

1.    Download and open the appropriate template
2.    Begin by choosing Design from the primary navigation menu
3.    Under Design click on the Borders drop down
4.    Click View Gridlines and you’re done!

From a Mac (Example done using Word for Mac 14.0.2)

1.    Download and open the appropriate template
2.    Begin by choosing Table Layout from the primary navigation menu
3.    Move the cursor over the blank page, click once then select all (Command A)
4.    Under the Draw Borders tab select a preferred line style (solid vs. dashed)
5.    Click on the Borders drop down menu and select All and you’re done!

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