How to Make a Half-Fold Card With MS Word

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A half-fold card can be used to create invitations and greeting cards for any occasion. Simply use the two pages per sheet feature in MS Word to run two half-sheets of paper on one page, which will help you to save paper. In Word, the two pages are displayed on two separate pages. When printed, contents of the first page appear on the top half of your page, while contents on the second page appear on the bottom half.

Open a new document in Word 2007.

Select the "Page Layout" tab from the ribbon. Click the dialogue box launcher at the bottom of the "Page Setup" group. The "Page Setup" dialogue box displays.

Go to the "Pages" section under the "Margins" tab. Then select "2 pages per sheet" from the pull-down menu and click "OK."

Select the "Page Layout" tab and choose "Breaks" and "Page" from the "Page Setup" group, or press "Ctrl+Enter" to insert a page break. Your cursor automatically moves to the second page.

Insert the contents you wish to add, such as the invitation details, meeting reminder, or thank you note, on the second page.

Highlight any text you want to format. To bold important details you want people to see, click the "Bold" button in the Mini Toolbar. To change the text colour, click the "Font Color" button in the Mini Toolbar.

Select "Insert" from the ribbon. Then click "Picture" (to insert an image) or "Clip Art" (to insert clipart) to personalise the card.

Press the "F7" key to spellcheck your work. Then click the "Save" button in the Quick Access Toolbar. The "Save As" dialogue box opens. Enter the filename you want the card saved as, then click "OK."

Place cardstock or regular paper into the printer tray.

Select the Office Button and click "Print." Press "OK" to print your work. The contents of your card will display on the bottom half of the card. Fold the card in half, so the outside is blank and the contents appear inside the card when opened.

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