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On-A-Downer

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Hi All,

Bit of a random question I have recently started making and selling handmade teddies, princess dresses, ponchos etc and want to create my own label to sew in. I have seen a video using ribbon and transfer paper (pics on tops etc). My problem is I only have microsoft word or wordpad so each item is a text box or image box, which means I have to individually click the item to rotate 180 degrees, if i group them when they flip over they are not in form and the picture is off center to the words, is there a quicker way to do this? Or is there a program I can get to create the design and label, the width of the ribbon is 25mm thick so the design is more long than it is wide.

Thanks
 

canadianvice

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I suspect what you'd want is some sort of program/template from avery - it's designed for their labels, but there's nothing stopping you from just using it on plain paper and doing the cutting yourself.

Alternatively, look into a free desktop publishing application, such as Serif's PagePlus SE (you may need to look around their site for the free version). LibreOffice may also have a desktop publishing app as well. Sadly, MSO doesn't come with Publisher as part of the base package. I've always had access to publisher, so I haven't personally used options like PagePlus, but I recall their Photoplus software being solid enough, and it's a competent free offering.

Another option may be to design the item as an image, and import those into word instead.
 

On-A-Downer

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Because im using transfer paper anything written has to be flipped over so when you iron the logo onto the desired fabric it shows the correct way. How would I go about creating as a whole image (both text and picture) as one to transfer to Word?
 

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