How to Create Business Cards in Microsoft Publisher - Step by Step

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This time we will teach you how to create a business card in Microsoft Publisher step by step, in so you can advertise your business. Business cards are used to leave personal contacts with potential customers of the service you provide.

They are usually small and can be carried in the pocket. In addition, they usually contain the person's name, telephone number, email address, website or institution.

Some business cards include the entire presentation on one side, while others use both sides of the card, that is place information in front of and behind the card.

In Publisher, you can go from creating a newspaper template to creating beautiful business cards. You have pre-designed templates that are sure to come in handy as a guide, or you can create them from scratch with your own inspiration.

Steps to Create Business Cards with a Publisher Template

You can use Microsoft Office online to access Publisher, or you can install it on your computer.

To start creating a business card with any of Publisher's templates, you need to open the program on your desktop and follow these steps:

  1. To select Integrated ¨
  2. Enter the word ¨Card¨ in the search engine integrated into the program. Press Enter.
  3. Select the model of your choice from the range presented by the publisher's catalog. Each model has a name, and when you select one, an information panel will open about it.
  4. Customize the colors and fonts of the text with the options located on the right side of the program. You can also choose whether you prefer your card to be vertical or horizontal. When you make a change in this panel, the results are reflected in all models. Click "Create".
  5. To press Layout of page ¨, located at the top of the application. Follow the Size / Page setup path and customize it to your liking. Therefore click "OK" so that the changes can be saved.
  6. Delete all predefined texts from the template.
  7. Set the wallpaper you think will stand out on your card. It can be a solid or gradient color.
  8. Enter the text with the information you want to make known.
  9. Incorporate an image related to the service you offer, to grab the attention of your future customers even more. Press the "Insert Image" button and select one of your files, or upload it directly from the internet. It is important that the image is in png format.


Ideas for creating business cards in a blank document

If you want to create a business card from a blank document, you need to open the application and go to ¨ New file ¨. Click "Other Blank Page Formats". At the end of that section you will find a folder with the name "Presentation Card". Open that folder and the standard size will appear.

You will also find size proposals from different manufacturers. Once you have selected one of these options, you need to configure the information panel parameters, as explained above when using the predefined templates. Click on "Create" and then proceed to add all relevant information to your card. Also, it can be very useful to create table of contents in Publisher, so that you have everything more organized and in its place.

Use the Insert / Business Info tab to get some pretty comprehensive ideas that could become part of your project. You can choose proposals with a complete structure for your card or enter the details one by one. Don't forget that the information must be presented in an organized and coherent way so that it appears professional.

Since you are creating your business card from a blank document, consider adding a background that matches and add a pop of color to the text. Publisher is a program specialized in the creation of this type of document, and for those who have commercial activities or entrepreneurs, it can also be very useful to create catalogs of products or services, in addition to their business cards.

The program offers you the alternative of adding guidelines around your cards to cut them more accurately when printing. On you can view all the office applications that Microsoft offers you.

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