How to print envelopes on a Mac

How to print envelopes on a Mac

This article provides instructions on three of the most common ways to print an envelope on a Mac. The steps and menu names may be slightly different on other versions, but the concepts are the same.

The first steps are the same for all instruction sets below.

  • Start by turning on the printer and connecting it to your Mac via cable or Wi-Fi, depending on the capabilities of the printer.
  • Then, insert the blank envelope into the correct tray in the printer, facing the correct direction.
  • Many printers have icons or on-screen instructions that indicate the correct location.

How to Print Envelopes on a Mac Using Contacts

The simplest but least known way to print envelopes on a Mac is to use the pre-installed Contacts app. It makes sense – you already have the addresses stored in the app, so printing them on envelopes is the next step. Here’s what to do:

  1. Open the app Contacts and browse or search for the person whose address you want to print.

  2. Highlight the person’s name so that their contact information, including their address, is displayed.

Highlight the person's name

  1. click on File > Press (or from the keyboard select Command + P ).

  2. In the print dialog, make sure your printer is selected in the menu Printer, then click Press .

How to Print Envelopes on a Mac Using Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word for Mac comes preloaded with envelope templates that you can use to print from your Mac. Here’s what to do.

  1. You open Microsoft Word and, from the start window, type Envelopes in the bar Research top right.

print envelopes on a Mac using Microsoft Word

  1. Double-click the desired envelope template.

  2. Type in your return address and recipient address.

  3. click on File > Press (or from the keyboard select Command + P ).

  4. In the print dialog, make sure your printer is selected in the menu Printer, then click Press .

How to print envelopes on a Mac using Pages

Pages, the word processing program that comes pre-installed with macOS, also makes it easy to print envelopes on a Mac using templates. That’s how:

  1. After opening Pages click Stationery in the window Choose a model then double-click the desired envelope template (or click it once and then click Create ).

print envelopes on a Mac using Pages

  1. Type in your return address and recipient address.

  2. click on File > Press (or from the keyboard select Command + P ).

  3. In the print dialog, make sure your printer is selected in the menu Printer, then click Press

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