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How to Make Place Cards With Microsoft Word

Updated July 20, 2017

Creating customised place cards can be time consuming to make by hand and costly to purchase from printing stores and professional calligraphers. Luckily, there is a simple way to create place cards for any event by using your personal computer and Microsoft Word. Word comes pre-loaded with templates that allow you to create professional documents, such as resumes or memos. They also allow you to create wedding invitations or place cards for many kinds of events.

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  1. Open Microsoft Word and click on the "File" drop down menu and then click on "New." A dialogue box will pop-up to the right of your screen. Find the section labelled "Templates."

  2. Click on "Templates on Office Online" to search for and download free templates. Once you've clicked on that, it will open your default web browser.

  3. Click the text box on the top left-hand corner of the website and type in "place card." Click the search button. Microsoft Office Online will automatically search for the top 100 results and display 25 at a time. It will also show image previews of the place cards along with their titles.

  4. Click on the place card template you'd like to use, click "Download" and agree to the Microsoft Service Agreement by clicking "Accept."

  5. Open the template once it's finished downloading. You can freely customise the templates by changing the table names, adding in guest names and changing images if you'd like.

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Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer
  • Internet access

About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

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