Business card is one of the most powerful weapons in your marketing weapon store. Creating business cards in Microsoft Word is both cost-effective and easy. It saves money and requires only a small amount of time. You do not need to purchase cards. This article describes simple tips to create business cards in Microsoft Word.
To create business cards in Word 2007 or 2010, follow these steps.
1. Click the ‘Start’ button at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Click on the ‘Microsoft Word’ icon to open up a Word blank page. You will see different tabs in the toolbar such as Home, Insert, Page layout, Mailings etc. From the Mailings tab, choose ‘Envelops’ to display the ‘Envelops and Labels’ dialog box. You will see the ‘Labels’ tab in the Envelopes and Labels dialog box; click it.
2. Under the Labels tab, select ‘Options’ in the upper right-hand corner. This action will open the ‘Label Options’ dialog box. Set the printer information to Page printers. In the Label vendors list, select Avery US Letter and in the Product number list box, select 5371 – Business Card.
3. Go back to the Envelopes and Labels dialog box and insert text for your business card in the address box such as your organization’s name, contact information etc. You can choose the formatting and alignment options by selecting your text and right-clicking it. In the ‘Print’ section on the left; click ‘Full page of the same Label’.
4. Click the ‘New Document’ button at the right hand side of the dialog box to preview and edit your business card. In that document, you can select different fonts and add graphics.
5. To insert a logo or graphic in your business card; click the ‘Insert’ button. You will see the ‘Picture’ tab in the illustrations group; click it. Now select the file you would like to open. If you want you can re-size the inserted picture and use advanced formatting options. Also, you can see the boundaries of your business cards by making your gridlines visible. Simply click inside one of your business cards and choose ‘Layout’ under Table tools. Under Layout option, select ‘View Gridlines’.
6. Now load your business card stock into the printer. If you have perforated business card paper, then you only need to run it through your printer and tear it apart. However, if you don´t have perforated business card paper, then the other option for you is to cut your cards from plain card stock. Now click ‘Print’ button to print your business cards.