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Avery-compatible labeling software
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Dec 24, 2011, 10:22 AM
 
Hi!

I use a Mac Book Pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and I am looking for an Avery-compatible labeling software.

(1) Would you recommend the Avery Design Pro for Mac?

(2) Or, would you recommend another software? Which one?

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Dec 24, 2011, 10:31 AM
 
I use InDesign, and made my own templates. But I've heard people say that the Avery software is good.
     
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Dec 24, 2011, 11:05 AM
 
I've used Avery Design Pro and found it easy to use and produces good results although I don't try anything too fancy, just basic labels. Since it's free why not download it and give it a shot.

I also use SOHO Labels which is pretty sophisticated but it does a lot and costs quite a bit.
     
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Dec 24, 2011, 09:29 PM
 
This might come as a shock to some, but Word for Mac has very good built-in support for all kinds of Avery labels.

Also, you can download free Word templates from the Avery website.

Templates - Pre-designed and Blank | Avery

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Dec 25, 2011, 04:33 AM
 
andi*pandi, douglashh, and turtle777,

Thank you for your replies.

By the way, turtle777, I do not use MS Word for Mac; after many years of aggravation, I want nothing to do with MS.

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Dec 25, 2011, 10:57 AM
 
I can understand that. Albeit, the latest iteration (MS Office 2011) is not too bad.

All I can say is that Word is pretty good with templates. InDesign sounds like a complete overkill to me.

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Dec 27, 2011, 12:45 PM
 
Hey, you use what you have. I didn't have office at the time I made the templates, and am picky about spacing, leading, etc that Word is klutzy at.
     
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Jan 6, 2012, 02:51 PM
 
I use Avery DesignPro for labels, postcards, etc. It's not InDesign and it has a few frustrating quirks (the biggest: you can't do line by line formatting, you have to have the same text formatting for an entire text box). But for just turning out a small project, it's fine and it's free.
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Jan 11, 2012, 05:01 PM
 
I use Avery DesignPro for CD & DVD labels. Works great and has a reasonable selection of templates.

And I use Word for the more typical envelope/folder/business labels. Easy to use.
     
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Microsoft Word and Excel works fine.
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