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How to Create Return Address Labels Using Apple Contacts

The Problem to be Solved

Apple’s Contacts application can easily create address labels, but it’s harder to create a bunch of labels of the SAME address for return address labels. Basically we’re going to replicate your home address card as many times as you have on one sheet of labels, and then print them all on one sheet.

If we only have one card with our address, it looks like this when we try to print our labels:

The Problem to be Solved

Select Your Contact Card

We’re going to replicate our home address card 19 times. First select the card.

Select Your Contact Card

Copy the Contact

Copy the Contact

Paste the Contact

Paste the Contact

Now You have Two Identical Cards

Now You have Two Identical Cards

Repeat Until You Have 20 Identical Cards

Select all 20 cards.

Repeat Until You Have 20 Identical Cards

Print

Print

Print All 20 on One Sheet

Note settings:
Style = Mailing Labels
Page is set to the exact label type you bought (most show the Avery Standard equivalent)
Note home many labels on on one page – in the example Avery 5161 has 20 labels

Print All 20 on One Sheet

Take it Up a Notch And Add a Graphic

Plain text not fancy enough for you? Let’s add some flair!

  1. Click on Label
  2. Click on Set next to Image
Take it Up a Notch And Add a Graphic

Select a Tasteful Graphic

Select a Tasteful Graphic

Now Your Labels Have Flair!

I highly recommend that you print a test page and hold it up to a light with the labels behind it to ensure your printer is going to align everything perfectly.

Now Your Labels Have Flair!

Final Step – Don't Forget to Delete the 19 Duplicate Cards!