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Using Word instead of Label LIVE

Word and Excel have many capabilities, but they certainly weren't designed to print labels. If you already have Office, it's a "free" solution and if you are sticking to sheets (pun intended), or printing very simple, congruous data – ie all the field lengths are the same, the Word/Excel combo can work for you.

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  • 'Free' if you already have Microsoft Office

  • Built-in templates for sheets of labels

  • Barcode compatibility


  • Formatting can be frustrating and limiting

  • Barcodes require special fonts to be download

  • Manually adding asterisks isn't ideal and formulas to add them might not be your cup of tea

  • Variable data may print off the label due to size

  • Not all barcode types are supported

  • Labels on a roll can be problematic and hard to format

How does Label Live stack up? Label Live automated the Mail Merge feature so that all you have to do is import your file, such as your address spreadsheet, and Label Live will create a variable field for each column. Position the variable fields, ie Name, Address, etc, on the label and voila, you've ready to print address labels. The formatting is very intuitive. Drag the fields where you want them and Label Live will even automatically help you align or center the fields on the label. Have one really long address? Label Live allows you to select an autofit option to keep that address complete so that Uncle Joe receives his wedding invitation and you don't lose your spot in the will!

People love Label LIVE, seriously

It prints beautifully, the image quality is great. I love the anchor points, they are nearly reason enough to buy the app!
Abel S.

Facilities and Operations Manager


I always saw people struggling and hating printing labels. I experienced the opposite with Label LIVE.
Christian M.

Digital Media


Easy to use, clean UI, works really well & includes all the features I need, especially fetching label & barcode data from spreadsheet.
Lash M.

Luxury Goods & Jewelery


Ease of installation and configuration, flexibility, multi-printer support, ability to print from a spreadsheet, and exceptional customer support.
Nick H.

Graphic Designer


Ease of installation, and connection to [Zebra] printer was a breeze. Ability to pull data straight from spreadsheet tables provides users a truly powerful and time-saving tool.
Tom F.

Owner, Oil & Energy Company


The software is incredibly user friendly and easy to navigate through. This is a great investment for anyone who makes labels on a daily basis—especially if you haven't found a program that is right for you yet.
Dana S.

Marketing, Furniture Company


Label LIVE is very easy to use and gives you options to adjust multiple facets of each label. Also a big bonus of being able to save sheets of labels—printing 120 at a time is typical in our office.
Kathryn B.

Inventory Assistant


I really like the simplicity and that you easily can import XLS files and work with several products at once but only with one label template that you create really easily with this software.
Petter N

CEO, Arts and Crafts Company


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