It's like the joke without the punch line.
Or the combination without the last number.
I don't want to leave anyone in a quandary mid-label-making. So here's the rest of the story; the punch line; the last number...
Back in my post on how to create your own labels for your sewing or crafting creations, I mentioned that you can create your label in Word and then flip it as a mirror image, in order to use iron on transfer paper.
The question is, how do you get a mirror image?
If using a photo editing program you can usually find an option to flip or rotate your image and then once rotated, save your new mirror image. From there you can print it *or copy and paste it into a Word document. (*see using a Word document)
If using a Word document, there are a couple of options.
If you created your label in Word with or without adding an image:Here is a screenshot of my labels in a Word document. I used a table to set up the formatting, inserted a small image on the left, and typed in the text on the right. This is saved as a Word document.
As far as I know, there is no way to flip a Word doc in Word. In order to get a mirror image, you set it as a print option. Every printer is a little different, but this is how mine works:1. Go to File: Print2. A print box pops up. Click Properties.3. Another box pops up. Click Advanced tab.4. Click the 4th box over with the A's flipped. This is a page setting option.5. Click the box for Mirror print. You will see The A flip.6. Once you see the image flip, click OK.7. The second box closes and you click OK to print. Your images will come out flipped. (*Do a test print on paper before inserting your iron on transfer paper, just to be sure, but it did work correctly for me)
Word Document option 2:
If the label you created is an image (.jpg) and you have simply inserted the image into a Word document, you can flip your image this way:1. Insert your image into the Word document [Insert: Picture: From file].2. Select your image3. Go to the drawing toolbar [if this toolbar is not in view, click view: toolbars: drawing]4. Click Draw: Rotate or Flip: Flip Horizontal6. Print normally.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me. I hope this is clear and helpful! Happy Label Making!