This post is similar to the big post here on how to do version 1.1 labels, etc. It works pretty much the same way. However, this is a nice little standalone HTML post on how to do labels in 2.0 so you might prefer this.
First, create a database. You can do this by choosing File > New > Database. I've written an article on how to do this if you just want to connect to a spreadsheet, text file, or address book as your data source. I recommend spreadsheets.
Once you've got the database set up in OpenOffice.org, you're ready to go.
1. Choose File > New > Labels. (To
do Envelopes, open an OpenOffice.org Writer document, and choose
Insert > Envelope.)
2. In the Labels tab of the Labels window, select the data source you created and want to use from the Database dropdown list. (Click the picture to see a larger image.)
3. Select a table, Sheet1 if you're working with a spreadsheet, from the Table
4. Select the first field you want to use from the Database Field list.
5. Click the arrow next to it to insert it in the text field. Type a space after the field and you can add the next field, such as LastName.
6. Use the Database Field list to insert any other fields you need. If you want fields on the second line, click after the last character of the last field you inserted, in the big text box, and just press Enter. If you need to change the arrangement later in the created label document, you can.
7. In the Brand dropdown list, select Avery Letter Size.
8. In the Type dropdown list, scroll through the billions of labels. Select the type of label you're using, 8160 Inkjet Address. The label type is on the label sheet or box of labels.
9. Click the Options tab.
10. Select the Synchronize Contents option.
11.Click the Setup button next to the printer display.
12. Select the printer you want to print to.
13. In the printer options (this will vary according to your operating system) specify the appropriate paper feed or tray. For now, select Manual Feed.
14. Click the New Document button at the bottom of the window. The labels will appear.
If you need to make changes, like adding spaces, rearranging fields, or changing formatting, do so in the upper left label, then click Synchronize to apply those changes to all labels.
Choose File > Print.
A message will ask if you want to print a form letter. Click Yes.
15. If you want to print labels for only certain records, you can select them in the scrolling list of records. Select one, press Ctrl, select the next, and so on. Or you can select a range of records like 1-20.
16. If you want to just print all the labels, choose All.
17. When you're ready, just click OK.
If you have any problems printing, check your printer setup using your operating system setup tools.
Note: You can save the label document and just go back to it again when you need to use it again.
Note: Feel free to use the formatting features. Make the text an interesting font, or make it the size you need. You can also right-click on the border of the upper right label, choose Frame, go to the Border tab, and give it a background color.