This is my first StackExchange question ever, yay!
First I will describe how I made the signs last year:
I started with a spreadsheet of plant names and prices, as well as a folder of images (one for each plant). I created a PowerPoint slide (with dimensions that would allow two signs to fit on one standard sheet of paper, with a gap for laminating and cutting... I put boxes on the slide for the two text items) and then duplicated it for each sign. I spent many hours copy/pasting each plant name, price, and image into each slide, and re-sizing the images to fit. Finally, I exported it to a PDF and printed two-to-a-sheet.
My question is: How can I do this more efficiently? If I should use anything besides Microsoft Office, I would prefer software that is free (as in beer).
EDIT: I just found out that I have access to MS Publisher, and it looks like that will be much easier than trying to force MS Word to work with pictures.