Business Cards
Lesson Plan
Grading Rubric

Publisher 2007 Instructions
Word 2003 Instructions

Publisher 2007 Instructions:

Business cards can be made in Microsoft Word or Publisher. In the 2007 version of Microsoft Office, I have found Publisher to be much easier to use. Publisher allows you to format only one business card and then it applies the format to the rest of the cards on your page.

Open Microsoft Publisher. Under Publication Types choose Business Cards.

Business Cards

Choose one of the card templates you wish to use. Don't worry about the color or the font face at this time because you can change them.

Business Card Template

Double click to select the style you want. You will now begin adding text, graphics, and apply your own formatting to the card. One large card will appear where you will now start adding your own special touches to it. My template I choose is shown below:

Business Card Template

`On the left hand side of your document window you will see your formatting options.

Format Publication

You will not be using the page options format for this activity. The next format option is color schemes. This is where you can change the different colors or create your own color scheme on the card template. Simply click on a different color set to change the colors on the card or click create a new color theme to create your own.

Color Theme

The next format option is font schemes. This is where you can change the different fonts or create your own set of font scheme on the card template. Simply click on a different color set to change the colors on the card or click create a new color theme to create your own.

Font Schemes

Business Card Options allows you to change the template or change page size. We will leave the page size the default because most blank business cards you can purchase are the default page size of 8 X 11.

Business Card Options

Now enter the text on your page. This will include your business name, address, phone numbers, and e-mail address which you will make up.

Next you will include clipart or your business logo to your card. Click Insert > Picture > and select either clipart and search for a graphic or select picture and use your logo.

Insert Picture

The last thing you will need to do is add a background pattern or color to your file. On the task pane click on the arrow to view your task options. Select background.

Format Background

Find a background you like and click on it to apply it to the card. Save your business card and submit it for grading.

My sample card I created is shown below:

Business Card

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Word 2003 Instructions:

Business Cards Video

Business cards can be made in Microsoft Word or Publisher. Microsoft Office Online is a company that designs the documents that allows you to create the business cards, mailing labels, etc. If you choose to create your business cards online, go to Microsoft Office online and follow the directions. If you choose this options, you will have to cut and paste the business cards throughout the page. They also provide an online service that allows you to design different documents from templates directly from the web-with a download. Once the document is downloaded in Word, click File>Save As, then name your document Business Cards.

To create business cards that will format the whole page, you will want to create them inside Microsoft Word.

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