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For the past two months I’ve been working on making place cards…just here and there because I get frustrated every time.
I bought this really gorgeous paper to make them, some black and white feathers and really small pearl and rhinestone accents for them…to go with my “glam” wedding them.
this etsy photo was my inspiration:
My Maid/Matron of Honor thought the feather was tacky. And to only put one rhinestone inbetween the two names. But I like them…however I do think they will be tacky if they are sloppy and look homemade.
So this is how they are turning out and I’m not totally happy about it because I cannot for the life of me get them lined up in word, and have them be the same size. Why is it so hard? My fiance has helped, my Maid/Matron of Honor has helped and we can’t really come up with any solutions. Anyone have any advice?? Am I just spacing out?
This one isn’t centered. I’ve cut the paper in half and then printed out the names. Centered them. Everything. I think I’m ready to give up and just buy some.
Post # 3
Are you asking how to center text in Word?
1. Make sure your margins are the same on both sides.
2.On the Home page in Word click on the icon to center the text.
I think one of the reasons that yours looks different is that you have the feather on the left. The eye reads left to right so it would be a more natural flow to have the feather on the right.
Post # 4
I’m trying to do about 3 names per sheet of paper (regular 8×11) and for the life of me…I cannot make them the same size.
Thanks for the advice on the feather!
Post # 5
What size is that paper originally?
I would suggest finding a business card or small tent card template (like for Avery products) in word and going from there.
It’s hard to tell from your photos, but only 3 on a piece of paper seems like it would be really big if it was a full size 8.5×11 sheet.
I agree with moving the feather to the other side. YOu may want to invest in a paper cutter that has a scoring bladeto help you fold them (in my experience that’s even more frustrating than formatting them.)
Let me know and I’ll try to help some more 🙂
Post # 6
Ooooh! I love the little feather! So cute! Which Etsy store did you find your inspiration pic?
Post # 7
How to Make Place Cards With Microsoft Wordby Aaron Wein, eHow Contributor
Creating customized 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.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Things You’ll Need:
- Microsoft Office
- Internet access
- Open Microsoft Word and click on the “File” drop down menu and then click on “New.” A dialog box will pop-up to the right of your screen. Find the section labeled “Templates.”
- 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.
- 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.
- Click on the place card template you’d like to use, click “Download” and agree to the Microsoft Service Agreement by clicking “Accept.”
- Open the template once it’s finished downloading. You can freely customize the templates by changing the table names, adding in guest names and changing images if you’d like.
Read more: How to Make Place Cards With Microsoft Word | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5665790_make-place-cards-microsoft-word.html#ixzz1GbpG1aWa
Post # 8
Office 07 has a template for “table tents”, you might be able to make them using that.
Otherwise, I’d switch to using Photoshop or Gimp and using one of those programs and a template for table tents or by playing around with it.
Post # 9
Thanks!! Unfortunately I had to reset my computer and lost microsoft word 2007 (and I can’t find the disk) so I’ve been using word 2003.
@julies1949: Thank you SO much! I’ll let you know how it goes!
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