How to Make Birthday Cards With Microsoft Office

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How to Make Birthday Cards With Microsoft Office
Publisher (Microsoft Office Publisher)

Microsoft Office has a fully functional application that you can use to make birthday cards. Microsoft Office Publisher has built in tools and templates that are for graphics projects. You can begin right away by scanning through the templates. With this application, you can choose the style and change every aspect of the birthday card. Then you can print and fold your customised birthday card. Microsoft Office may be available through your specific computer or you can download a trial version.

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  1. 1

    Open Microsoft Publisher from "Program Files," "Microsoft Office," and then "Microsoft Publisher." The left side of the application consists of the templates that Publisher has to offer. Under "Popular Publication Types," in the middle of the screen, is a quick launch tab for "Greeting Cards." Double-click on that option.

  2. 2

    Click on "Birthday" at the top of the page under the "Greeting Cards" title. Preview the birthday card by clicking once. In the top right corner, the preview will display.

  3. 3

    Change the options below the preview screen. Click on the arrow under the "Color Scheme" selection. This will change the main colours of the birthday card. When you select this option, the colours will change on the card in the preview screen. Modify the "Font Scheme" as well by clicking on the arrow.

  4. 4

    Alter your options. Select the "Page Size;" this is the folding aspect of the birthday card. You can decide on quarter top, quarter side or half-page folding. Changing the layout will modify all of the cards. Click the "Create" tab to do this. Do not adjust this option if you are satisfied with your current layout.

  5. 5

    Customise the page size on the left side. Click "Change Paper Size." Then, select a template size or "Page" and "Margins" on the right side of the page. Click "OK" to save the changes.

  6. 6

    Click on the image on the birthday card. A box will outline the specific picture. On the toolbar, select "Insert," "Picture," then "Clip Art" or "From File." Add a personalised image such as the birthday guest-of-honour or a landscape.

  7. 7

    Press the text on the card. A box will outline this as well. Type in the wording and change the font, colour and size from the quick launch above the birthday card template.

  8. 8

    Repeat Steps 6 and 7 on the insert of the card. Click the numbers on the bottom of the page to jump to the inside or back of the birthday card.

  9. 9

    Save and print the birthday card in Microsoft Office Publisher. Click the disk icon to save your work. Select the printer icon for printing. Fold the card according to the page size in Step 4.

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