How to Create Invitation Cards by Using MS Publisher

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How to Create Invitation Cards by Using MS Publisher
Create a custom invitation with Publisher. (party invitation image by robert mobley from

With the aid of MS Publisher, you can quickly and effectively create print and digital publications. This program offers tools to create everything from signs to web pages. When planning upcoming events, use this program to create professional-looking invitation cards. This program saves you time and ensures that your finished cards look well-organised and polished.

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  1. 1

    Open the Publisher program. Click on the desktop shortcut or select the program from the applications list in your start menu to begin your creation.

  2. 2

    Select "Publications for Print" from the menu at the left side of the screen.

  3. 3

    Choose "Invitation Cards" from the menu that drops down after you make the selection. This list is in alphabetical order, so move down through the letters until you reach this selection.

  4. 4

    Select a template from the array of options. There are templates for a variety of functions. Save time by selecting one ideal for your event or select a template that appeals to you and make the modifications necessary to ensure that it fits the party.

  5. 5

    Replace the placeholder pictures and text with information relevant to your event. When the project pops up, it will contain generic pictures and text. Replace these by selecting them and then place a clip art image over the previous one or type over any pre-existing text.

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    Click on the numbered boxes that appear at the bottom of your screen to move from the outside of the card to the inside. The yellowish boxes at the bottom of your screen indicate pages in your publication. In the instance of a card, they show the front, left interior, right interior and back. They are labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4. Squares 2 and 3 represent the inside of the card.

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    Place your party information in the boxes by typing over the filler text. When you click on square three, you will be looking at the right interior of the card. It is in this place that the party information is most commonly placed. There will be filler text on this page, showing you where to put your information and providing you with a template that you may use if you wish.

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    Click on the numbered boxes to move to the back of the card. By clicking on box 4, you will move to the back of the card that you are creating.

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    Replace or delete the corporate information sections. Publisher often puts a generic logo on the lower back of the card, as well as filled-in business contact information. If you are making this invitation for a business function, replace this with your actual information. If you are creating this as a personal project, you can delete these sections by selecting them and hitting the delete button.

  10. 10

    Print your card. Select "print" from the file menu to create a paper copy of your finished card.

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