Usually, there is just a row or two that is off, rather than the whole sheet. Whether it's just a few rows, columns, or the entire page, you can move the rules on the sheet (the light gray lines) to adjust where the text prints out so that things match up to the label placement.
- To move the rules, hold the mouse over a rule that you'd like to adjust until the cursor turns into a double-faced arrow, and then you can move the rule.
- Tip: always save a copy of the original in case you need to go back or have moved things too much! Once you adjust, do another test print to check how the adjustments have improved your alignment.
- Certain text elements are more prone to being off-centered than others, such as oversize type, scripts, numbers, and type on multiple lines. If you are working with any of these, you will likely need to go in and make adjustments to the rules to get your final product centered correctly.
- Be patient, it may take several printouts to perfect your layout!
Printing Your Labels
When you've gotten everything on your test printouts to line up satisfactorily, you are ready to print!
- Print no more than 5 label sheets at a time. This is a good rule of thumb with any printing that you want to be precise; the more sheets in the printer feeder, the more likely that they will pull through skewed or more than one at a time.
- Set your printer for quality, not speed. Quicker printing can also increase the chances that your printer pulls the labels through crooked, which will affect your printout.