This tutorial on how to make a business card in Microsoft Word demonstrates again the power of using Office templates. At Office Online, there are lots and lots of templates for business letters, budget sheets – and business cards.
Before you start, you really should get some high quality business card paper. You can get this from most stationery stores, so this shouldn’t pose a problem. Business card paper is usually perforated, allowing you to fold along the edges a few times before removing the cards cleanly from the remaining card. Most paper is double sided too.
OK, now to download a business card template from Office Online. Click on Templates > All Templates.
Go to the Business Card section and click on Print business cards at the bottom. When I looked, there were 200 business card templates, some of which were submitted by the public! There should be something there that fits your requirements, but be warned that there are a lot of templates for Microsoft Publisher, not Word. Make sure that you download a template for Word, not Publisher!
You can get a preview of what a card looks like just by hovering over it. The preview display a download link, too, so just click on that when you find the one you want.
When you open the document in Word, you will usually find lots of copies of the business card, all on one page. When downloading Publisher templates you usually get just the one copy. Obviously, the sample details are just dummy details and you’ll need to change the to your own. You can change the details on the first card and then copy those details to all the other cards on the page.
There are usually 2 cards on each row and then maybe 5 rows to the page. You’ll probably find it quicker to change the first card, copy those details to the other card on that row and then copy that row to replace subsequent rows.
When changing your business cards, don’t forget that you can use any of the thousands of freely available clipart images to spice them up.
Once you’ve finished fine tuning your cards, don’t forget to save the document. Then go ahead and print those babies!