Create a business card by using Microsoft Word

Applies to
Microsoft Word 2000

It's easy to create and print professional-looking business cards in Microsoft Word. In fact, it's as easy as creating a mailing label. Just purchase pre-cut business card stock to print the cards on and use the Envelopes and Labels command (Tools menu) to create the cards.

  1. Enter text in a blank Word document exactly as you want it to appear on the business card. For example:

Wendy Wheeler

Marketing & Promotions

Wingtip Toys

123 Any Street

Buffalo, NY 55559

Phone: 509-555-0133   E-mail:

You can also insert Clip Art or WordArt into your design. You may need to resize art to stay within the standard business card size of 2 inches by 3.5 inches.

  1. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Envelopes and Labels, and then click the Labels tab.
  3. Click Options.
  4. In the Label products list, click the type of label you want to use.
  5. In the Product number list, click the appropriate business card product number.

This list changes if you click a different item in the Label products list.

  1. Click OK.
  2. In the Envelopes and Labels dialog box, do one of the following:
    • To print one or more cards, insert a sheet of card stock into the printer, and then click Print.
    • To save a sheet of cards for later editing or printing, click New Document.

 Tip   The best way to see how your card will look, and to ensure that it is positioned and formatted correctly before using card stock, is to initially print it onto a blank piece of regular paper.