In this tutorial we'll walk you through the process of creating a custom label stock and a custom printable CD/DVD stock.
Go to File>New. Choose a label or insert template which closely matches your purchased stock. (You can choose a project type and then select the template, or click the "Select Label" button to select the template straight off.) I'm going to make a template for Avery's Business Card stock. I'll begin with the Ace 3 1/2" diskette template.
Go to File>Page Setup. This will open the Page Setup dialog.
Take out a ruler and measure the label stock. The Width and Height are the size of the label itself. The Left start position is the distance from the left edge of the label sheet to the left edge of the left-most label:
The Top start position is the distance from the top edge of the label sheet to the top edge of the top-most label.
Horizontal Span is the distance from the left edge of the left- most label to the right edge of the right-most label.
Vertical Span is the distance from the top edge of the top-most label to the bottom edge of the bottom-most label.
(There is an exception to the span rules. When the "Alternating" checkbox is checked, the Horizontal Span = The distance from the left edge of the left-most label to the left edge of the right-most label, and Vertical Span = The distance from the top edge of the top-most label to the top edge of the bottom-most label. An alternating stock is one where the labels are staggered on the left and right and are not aligned in rows. The SureThing CD Label stock is an example of an alternating stock.)
Across and Down are how many labels are on the sheet, in this case there are 2 labels going across and 5 going down. Bleed is the amount your printer will print beyond the bounds of the label itself.
Type in the new name after you are done entering the new measurements:
Click the "Save Template" button and you are done.
Now when you go to File>New, you'll see your new template under the "Custom Templates" category:
In this case you may also want to save a "User Template" for this stock. For instance, you may want to include your company logo on each printed card. This kind of template will create a good starting point. Just insert the logo and go to File>Save As. Choose, "Template", from the 'Save As Type' pulldown.
Here I've inserted a SureThing Logo and some user information merge fields.
There have been a lot of questions about CD/DVD Printables lately, so next we'll tackle adjustments for the inner and outer diameter of round printable media.