How to Make CD Labels with Microsoft Word and Publisher

Here is a detailed tutorial on how to make CD labels with the Microsoft word & Microsoft publisher applications.

The Process:

Step 1

Open the Word program on your computer by selecting the “Start” button, followed by double-clicking “Microsoft Office” and “Word.”

Step 2

Select the “Office” or “File” button located at the top-right corner of the opened program. Choose “New” and a pop-up window displays on the screen with a list of available templates from which to choose.

Step 3

Type in “CD labels” and click “Search” in the search text box. A list of available CD templates displays. Underneath each template is a number that pertains to the labels you have chosen for your CDs. Look on the box your labels came in and check the number to make sure you are selecting the right label. Double-click a compatible label. The label now appears on your Word document.

Step 4

Enter the text you want displayed on your label that pertains to the information saved to your CD.

Step 5

Place the CD labels in your printer and choose the “Office” or “File” button again, followed by “Print.”Publisher

Step 1

Open the Publisher program by selecting “Start,” followed by “Microsoft Office” and “Microsoft Publisher.” Select the “Publications for Print” under the “File” button at the top right side of the Publisher program. A choice of different files available will display in a new window.

Step 2

Choose “CD/DVD Label” from the menu selections in the new window. On the right side a picture list of available labels will appear. Select a label that suits your CD best and will work with the blank labels you have. Double-click the label template. The pop-up window will disappear and your template will be on the Publisher document.

Step 3

Add text by selecting the “Insert” button at the top of the page followed by “Text Box.” Type in any text your label needs.

Step 4

Choose “File” and “Print.” Make sure your CD labels are loaded into the printer before slecting the print button.

Step 5

Place the CD label onto your CD.

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