Business cards are an excellent way to get the attention of a potential client to your small business, and it helps if your card stands out from the pack. Using both sides of a business card gives you more room to convey information that you think is important to a potential client. Microsoft Excel 2007 lets you design a card according to your needs. You can print as many cards as can fit on one page.
Click on the “Insert” tab and then click on “Text Box.” Draw a text box anywhere on the worksheet and a cursor will appear inside the box. This will also automatically bring up the “Drawing Tools” tab.
Click on “Format” directly under “Drawing Tools.” Click on the small box on the lower right side of the “Size” group to open the “Format Shape” box. Make sure that the “Lock Aspect Ratio” box is unchecked.
Change the “Height” to “2,” change the “Width” to “3.5” and close out of the “Format Shape” box. Click on the text box and drag it to the upper left corner of the worksheet. Right click on the text box and click “Copy.”
Press “Ctrl-V” to paste another text box onto the worksheet. Click on the copied text box and drag it to the right side of the original text box. Make sure that they’re aligned properly side to side, using the worksheet lines as a guide if needed.
Copy and paste six additional text boxes, with three underneath each of the two text boxes mentioned above. Click on the “K47” cell and drag the mouse up to cell “A1” to highlight all of the text boxes; then press “Ctrl-C.” Click on the cell for “L1” and then press “Ctrl-V” to paste the eight text boxes to the right of the original boxes.
Click on the four text boxes on the left side of the screen while holding down the “Ctrl” button. Click on “Format” under “Drawing Tools.” Select “Align” from the “Arrange” group and then click “Align Left.”
Repeat the previous step with the four text boxes to the right of these text boxes, but select “Align Right” for the last step. Repeat these steps for the eight text boxes starting with the “L1” cell.
Press “Ctrl” and hold it down while clicking on the text boxes that are across the top of the worksheet. Click on “Format” under “Drawing Tools.” Click on “Align” under the “Arrange” group, then select “Align Top.” Repeat this for the next three horizontal rows of text boxes.
Enter the information that you’d like to appear on the front of your business card in the eight text boxes in the “A” to “K” cell range. You can either enter it in each box or cut and paste the information you entered from the first box. Enter the information you’d like to appear on the back of your business card on the eight text boxes from the “L” cell on to the right.
Press “Ctrl-P” to bring up the print dialog box. Click on “Properties” and then select “Duplex Printing.” Depending on your printer, it will say something like “Print on Both Sides.” Close the “Properties” box and click “Print” to print your double-sided business cards.