Creating a Business Card


Activity 2


  1. Learn to create a business card document from scratch
  2. Learn to create a custom logo using the Page Wizard Tool
  3. Learn about the Text Frame Tool
  4. Learn to insert a picture using the Picture Frame Tool
  5. Learn to use Print function
  6. Learn to use Save As function

Steps to follow:

Creating a New File

  1. From Microsoft Publisher, Choose File / Create New PublicationA tabbed dialogue box will appear.


  2. Select Business Card
  3. Click OK

This blank business card will appear.


We want our finished business card to look like the one below.


Note: We will include five different areas on our business card.
Each is described below.

Area 1 – Logo (custom logo)

Area 2 – Address (text frame)

Area 3 – Picture (picture frame)

Area 4 – Name and Title (text frame)

Area 5 – Phones and email (text frame)

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Area 1 – LogoTo create a designer logoSelect the Page Wizard tool from the Publisher toolbar.
imageFrom the drop-down box, select logo
imageDraw an area for the logo on the document by dragging out a rectangular area from upper-left to bottom-right.Answer the questions the Page Wizard asks you concerning the design of your logo.Your logo should look similar to the logo shown below. The appearance will vary depending on choices you made during the Page Wizard interview.
imageThe choices in the example are:look – corporatestyle – sunriseshape – roundfont – flexureMain text – Lincoln SchoolsTag line – Teaching is Job One!

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To create a Text FrameWe will create “text frames” for the following sections of the business card.
Area 2 – Address
Area 4 – Name and Title
Area 5 – Phones and Email
Select the Text Frame tool from the Publisher Toolbar. imageDraw an area for the text on the business card by dragging out a rectangular area from upper-left to bottom-right.Type the Name and Address Information in the Text BoxThe business card will now look like this.imageNote: Now we will change the text font face, font style, font size, and font color.Select the text to change by dragging the mouse over the text while holding down the left mouse button.In this example, select the words “Lincoln Schools”On the formatting toolbar of Publisher, select a different font
The example is FlexureSelect the text to change and select a different font size.
The example is 12.Center the text in the text area by click on the center button on the formatting toolbar.Select the address information to change.Set the font face to FlexureSet the font size to 9.Center the text.This is what the card looks like so far.imageNow create two more text frames.
Enter and format the appropriate information.Principals name and title andPhone and email information.Top of PageArea 3 – PictureTo create a Picture FrameSelect the Picture Frame tool from the Publisher Toolbar. imageDraw an area for the picture on the business card by dragging out a rectangular area from upper-left to bottom-right.Select Insert / Picture File.Select a picture from the clipart gallery.
The selection in the example is 7003.gif.Click OK.Select “Change the Frame to Fit the Picture“.Click OK.Your business card should now look like the example.imageTop of PageTo prepare to printSelect View / Hide Boundaries and Guides.Your business card should now appear as it will after printing.If you still see some boundaries or guides, click on an area of the business card to refresh the screen.To print your publicationSelect File / Page Setup.imageChoose a publication layout.Choose a publication size.Choose an orientation.Click OK.Select File/Print
The following dialog box appears.
imageIf you are using stock paper (Avery forms for example), select Page Options, otherwise, select OK
Determine whether you wish to print one copy per sheet or
multiple copies per sheet.imageTo customize your output so it fits stock paper, follow these instructions.Select Custom Options
The following dialog box will appear.
imageFollowing the instructions that come with the stock paper, or using a ruler,Set the Side and Top Margins.Be careful of designs on the stock paper that you might need to avoid printing on.Set the Horizontal and Vertical Gaps.Select OK.Top of PageSaving Your Work.Choose File / Save AsimageType your filename in the Filename box.Make sure correct drive letter has been selected.Click Save.