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Hi.  I created a label template in Word 2000, years ago and it worked great.  We're finally jumping from office 2000 to office 2010 and when I try to create this label in office 2010 and print it, the output gets cut off on the left margin.
 I did convert the .dot to .dotx and it opens nicely in word and looks exactly the same as it always did.  I can even type into it and it looks like it should work but as soon as I try to print and change the printer to my zebra gx420d the margins are hosed.  I did try to play with the margins and everything I've tried has only made it worse.  If I expand the left margin, the left side looks ok but the print is then off the page on the right side and doesn't seem to read my changes to the right margin.  Zebra says they don't support office 2010 yet so is no help.  Any ideas on how to correct my label?   I did try to recreate this custom label from scratch and am havnig trouble gettign it to work even then..  thanks
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Have you tried creating a new label template in 2010?

From the screen shots you sent, it looks like Word is warning you that the document's paper size is different from the paper page size. When you create a new blank document with that printer selected, can you print a simple page of text without getting that warning?
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Have not tried to create a new one yet.  I created this years ago and remember it was a painful process.  I think I created a custom form type attached to that printer and then created a label template to overlay on it.  Was hoping I could successfully convert instead...   The form I created may no longer exist but word was still creating these labels regardless of who I loaded th template too.  That always confused me but I never questioned it...  Are you saying best bet would be to recreate from scratch?  Do I need to create the form type to associate to the printer?  I'd think things would be a little easier now...
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If your lable template consists of a table with individual cells for each label, then this should be pretty simple. Just go the Mailings tab, and click the Labels button. Click Options and select the label type, and set any other necessary options. Then click the New Document button to create a new document with the labels all laid out for you. Save it as a template, and you should be good to go.

Forgot to mention - before you create the labels, select the appropriate printer in Word. That will ensure that the labels can print on the paper size your printer uses.

You may have to dink around a bit with some of the table's column widths and row heights to get just what you need.
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hmmm
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Recreated the label.  2010 and win7 made it a lot easier than I remember it being using win2k/office 2k lol.  Still a pain in the butt to create custom label sizes though and get it to print right.  Once I got it it's great.  thanks for the help.
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