Featured - How to Make Your Own Business Cards in Word

Business cards are easy to overlook in the digital age, but they’re still an incredibly useful way to convey information when the situation arises. Unfortunately, many small business owners can’t afford to hire a designer and pay a professional to print them.

As a result, today we’re going to show you how to make your own business cards in Word so that you can print them at home for minimal cost.

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The truth is that with social media and websites available, your business cards don’t need to be anything flashy. A simple piece of card with your website, social media, and phone number is enough to get your foot in the door.

Make your own business cards in Word!

As a result, you don’t really need expensive software like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to make your own business cards. There are various Word business card templates built straight into Microsoft’s software. You can even build one from scratch pretty easily, so we’ll be showing you both methods today:

How to Use a Microsoft Word Business Card Template

Business card templates for Word are available right inside the application from Microsoft’s searchable online library. With a quick search you can access over 30 Microsoft Word business card templates, free of charge. Here’s how:

  1. Open Word and click the “More templates” button on the home screen

    Windows 10 - Word - More Templates

  2. Type “Business Card” in the search box

    Windows 10 - Word - More Templates - Search for Bussines Card

  3. Click on a template you like in the list

    We chose the “Flower personal business card” template because its succinct and easy to customize. This Microsoft Word business card template has 10 per page, which is the perfect amount for us.

    Windows 10 - Word - More Templates - Search for Bussines Card - Choose One

  4. Press “Create” on the template flyout screen

    Windows 10 - Word - More Templates - Search for Bussines Card - Choose One - Create

  5. Remove the image by clicking on it and pressing your “Delete” key

    Windows 10 - Word - Bussines Card - Click Image - Delete

  6. Open the “Insert” tab in your ribbon and click “Pictures > This Device…”

    Windows 10 - Word - Bussines Card - Insert - Picture - This Device

  7. Browse to your logo image and press “Insert”

    Windows 10 - Word - Bussines Card - Click Image - Select Image - Insert

  8. Adjust the image dimensions to fit by dragging its bounding box

    Windows 10 - Word - Bussines Card - Click Image - Select Image - Insert - Adjust it

  9. Drag over “Your Name” to highlight it and type your name

    As you type, “Your Name” will be automatically replaced.

    01.9 Windows 10 - Word - Bussines Card - Highlight Name

  10. Click and drag over your name to highlight it

    Windows 10 - Word - Bussines Card - Highlight the Name

  11. Press the font color icon in the “Home” tab and choose a shade that suits you

    Windows 10 - Word - Bussines Card - Highlight the Name - Change Color

  12. Highlight the rest of the text in the template and customize it with your information

    Windows 10 - Word - Business Card - Highlight and Type your Info

  13. Highlight your name text again and press the font dropdown in the home tab to modify its font

    Windows 10 - Word - Business Card - Highlight the Name - Change the Font

  14. Print and cut out your customized Word business card template

    Don’t forget to save the file too so that you can print more later if needed.

    Windows 10 - Word - Business Card - Highlight the Name - Change the Font - Result

How to Make Business Cards in Word From Scratch

If you’d rather make a completely custom business card in Word, you can make use of the table function and some creative formatting to do so. One bonus of this method is that you’ll have a well-defined border to cut around after you print them.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Word and create a new, blank document

    Windows 10 - Word - Blank Document

  2. Open the “Layout” tab in your ribbon and press “Margins > Custom Margins…”

    You’ll find the “Margins” button on the far left of your ribbon.

    Windows 10 - Word - Blank Document - Layout - Margins - Custom Margins

  3. In the Page Setup window, click the “Margins” tab and adjust your top and bottom margins to 0.25″

    Press “OK” when you’re done.

    Windows 10 - Word - Blank Document - Layout - Margins - Custom Margins - 0.25 Top Bottom

  4. Open the “Insert” tab in your ribbon and click “Table” on the left-hand side

    In the table selector, create a 2×5 grid. Click on the second square across in the fifth row down to do so.

    Windows 10 - Word - Blank Document - Insert - Table - Choose Cells

  5. Highlight your new table, right-click, and modify its formatting

    First, press the Center icon, underneath your font selector, then click “Table Properties..” in the context menu.

    Windows 10 - Word - Table - Table Properties

  6. Open the “Table” tab and click the “Center” alignment button

    Windows 10 - Word - Table - Table Properties - Center

  7. Open the “Cell” tab and tick “Preferred width”, then set it to 3.25″

    Windows 10 - Word - Table - Table Properties - Cell - 3.25 width

  8. Open the the “Row” tab, tick “Specify height”, and type 2″

    Press “OK” when you’re done adjusting the table’s formatting.

    Windows 10 - Word - Table - Table Properties - Row - 2 height

  9. Insert a picture to your first table cell

    To do so, open the “Insert” tab in your ribbon, then click “Pictures > This Device..”

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - This Device

  10. Navigate to your logo image and press “Insert”

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - This Device - Insert

  11. Click the image, then press the layout icon in its top right and select “Top and bottom”

    You should also resize your image so that it fits nicely in your table’s cell.

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - This Device - Insert - Adjust it - Layout Options

  12. Type your name, address, and other details underneath the logo and highlight your name

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Highlight Name

  13. In the “Home” ribbon tab, click the font dropdown and choose a font for your name

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Highlight Name - Choose the Font

  14. Adjust the font size to 16 points

    You’ll find the size selector next to the font dropdown.

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Highlight Name - Choose the Size

  15. Optional: change your font color

    The font color button is located just underneath and look like an “A” with a line underneath.

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Highlight Name - Choose the Color

  16. Highlight and edit the information under the name

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Highlight Info - Edit it

  17. Select everything in the cell and press “Ctrl + C” on your keyboard

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Highlight - Ctrl+C

  18. Press “Ctrl + V” to paste it into the next cell

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Highlight - Ctrl+C - Ctrl+V

  19. Repeat the process for each cell

    Windows 10 - Word - Insert - Pictures - Insert Text - Result

Extra: How to Merge and Split Tables and Cells

That closes this tutorial on how to make a your own business cards in Word, but you may be interested to learn what else you can do with Microsoft’s processing software. Our existing tutorial will show you how to merge and split tables, which could come in handy when creating business cards.

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Extra: How to Merge Word Documents

If you have some existing business cards that you’d like to merge into the same document, you can do that too. Just follow our merge Word documents guide.

FEATURED How to Combine Word Documents

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