(Closed) Help! DIY place cards

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 5
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ooooh! I love the little feather! So cute! Which Etsy store did you find your inspiration pic?

Post # 7
46606 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

found this

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
  • Computer
  • Internet access

  1. 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.”
  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 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
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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.

Good luck!!!!

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