Defining label fonts and colors
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Using the Design label window you can change the fonts and colors used on each line of the label. Here's an explanation of the options available.


To change the font characteristics for one line, choose that line using the list shown here.  To apply changes to two or more lines simultaneously, use the <Ctrl> key on your keyboard to select multiple lines.  To apply changes to all lines, choose the <All lines> item.

You can add as many lines as you want to each label.

* The list of fonts is grouped into four font types: sans serif fonts, serif fonts, script fonts, and special fonts.  The blue symbols in the list indicate the font type.

The font names shown in this list is based on which printer you've selected.  If you don't see very many fonts, make sure you haven't selected "Generic / Text only" as your destination printer.

* Font sizes range from 6 points to 72 points.
* When printing to color printers, use any of the standard text colors.

When printing to black and white printers, choose from the gray palette.


Note that not all fonts have bold and italic.  Choose a font style available for your selected font.



Align the text within the label.


Use the word wrap option when a single line item is allowed to span multiple lines on the label. This is also useful when you specify more than one data value on the same line and you want to have the appearance of a paragraph.



See Defining label text and data values for an overview of the options available for text entry.

See also

   Basic steps for printing labels

   Tips for setting up accurate label layouts

   Choosing a label format

   WYSIWYG label preview

   Defining label text and data values

   Choosing label options

   Using the page layout editor

   Choosing which labels to print

   Printing labels

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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