How to Print 4x6 Index Cards With Microsoft Word

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How to Print 4x6 Index Cards With Microsoft Word
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Index cards are a quick way to send reminders, postcards and invitations with or without an envelope. Microsoft Word includes a variety of page options, allowing you to choose your stationery, paper size and paper tray before a document is printed. Simply select the type of index card you're using. Some 4 inch by 6 inch index cards are perforated (on a standard-sized sheet of paper), while others are cut to size. Word lets you to print either type.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Index cards
  • Computer
  • Microsoft Word
  • Printer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Create a new document in Word 2007.

  2. 2

    Select the "Mailings" tab from the ribbon, then click "Labels" from the "Create" group.

  3. 3

    Select the "Labels" tab in the "Envelopes and Labels" dialogue box. Then click "Options." The "Label Options" dialogue box opens.

  4. 4

    Select "Avery US Letter" from the "Label vendors" pull-down list.

  5. 5

    Choose "8389" from "Product number" and click "OK."

  6. 6

    Click "New Document" to load a blank sheet of 4 inch by 6 inch index cards on your page. Then type in the content for the index card, pressing the "Tab" key to move to the next card.

  7. 7

    Click the Office Button and "Print" to load the "Print" dialogue box.

  8. 8

    Click "Properties," then select the "Paper/Quality" tab in the "Properties" dialogue box.

  9. 9

    Choose "Letter, 8.5x11 in" under "Size is" and click "OK."

  10. 10

    Load the sheet of index card into your printer tray and click "OK."

  1. 1

    Create a new document in Word 2007.

  2. 2

    Select the "Page Layout" tab from the ribbon. Then click the "Page Setup" dialogue box launcher at the bottom of the "Page Setup" group.

  3. 3

    Click the "Paper" tab in the "Page Setup" dialogue box. Select "Index Card, (4x6 in.)" from the "Paper size" drop-down list. Then click "OK."

  4. 4

    Type in the details for your index cards and press "Ctrl+Enter" to move to a new page.

  5. 5

    Go to the "Paper source" section, select the printer tray you wish to print to and click "OK."

  6. 6

    Click the Office Button and "Print" to load the "Print" dialogue box.

  7. 7

    Load the index cards into the printer. Then enter the number of copies you wish to print and click "OK."

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