Templates to make folded name places are easily found online for free, but they are also included as part of the templates package in most word processing applications like Microsoft Word. In addition, software templates are also provided by the makers of the cards. Users can also create their own templates.
A number of websites list templates for free. These templates come in a wide variety of formats, such as JPEG, DOC and PSD. The files are designed to be edited with different software programs. Some websites offer templates that go with specific sizes or brands of card stock. Check to make sure the template is compatible with the printer.
Microsoft Word has a number of templates for name place cards available for free through its Microsoft Office templates website. The website can be accessed through Microsoft Word by clicking "File," "Open," then searching for a template. The templates come in DOC format and work with MS Word. They are also in different sizes for different printer requirements -- some may have two cards per page, while others may have four.
Templates from the Manufactuerer
Companies like Avery (which make the perforated paper that the name cards will be printed on) offer free template software for the cards. The software can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. The templates supplied are edited by the user and then printed.
Users who are not satisfied with the designs and templates of third parties can make their own. This may require more work and some trial and error but can end with the perfect template. Programs like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator can be used to create intricately designed custom templates. The designs can be resized to match the size of the card stock.
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