How to Create Postcards in MS Word

Postcards are an alternative way to communicate a message attractively. They are fun to make, and creating them in MS Word is easy.

2 ways to create Posts in MS Word

  • Using templates
  • Using labels

We will show you both methods in simple, step-by-step instructions.

Let us begin.


Method #1: Postcards Using Templates

Step #1: Start MS Word

Start MS Word.

You should see two panes.

Step #2: Get card templates

In the right pane, click on the words ‘More templates’.

You will now see many templates in the right pane.

Click on Cards.

You can see various templates for cards.

Step #3: Select a template

Scroll up and down to see all the cards.

Click on the card template suitable for your purpose.

Word will display the details of the card.

To change the card, click on the left or right arrow.

Click on the Create button to download the card you prefer.

Word will open a new document with the image of the card.

Notice the card has front and back images.

Depending on the template, there may be multiple images.

Step #4: Edit the messages

The image will have instructions for editing the messages on the postcard.

Edit the messages as you like.

Step #5: Save the postcard

Click on the File tab in the top menu bar to change the ribbon. 

In the left pane of the file menu, click on Save As.

In the right pane, choose where you want to save the document.

We will click on This PC to open the File Explorer.

In the File Explorer, select the folder to save your card.

Give the card a suitable name.

Click on the Save tab at the bottom to save the card.

Step #6: Print the postcard

Click on the File tab in the top menu bar to change the ribbon. 

In the left pane of the file menu, click on Print.

In the center pane, choose your Printer and its Settings.

Change the number of Copies if you want more than one.

Click on the Print icon to start printing.


Method #2: Postcards Using Labels

Step #1: Start MS Word

Start MS Word.

You should see two panes.

Step #2: Open a blank document

Click on the Blank document icon.

Word will open a blank document.

Step #3: Create a Label

Click on the Mailings tab in the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the Create section, click on the Labels icon.

This will open the Envelopes and Labels dialog box.

Click on the Labels tab in this dialog box.

Click on the Options…  button tab at the bottom.

The Label Options dialog box will open.

Under Label Information, select Microsoft as the Label vendors:.

Under Product number:, click on Index Card, with page size 6” x 4”.

Click on the OK button to close the Label Options dialog box.

Word will return you to the Envelopes and Labels dialog box.

In the Envelopes and Labels dialog box, click on New Document.

This will close the dialog box and open a new postcard.

Step #4: Insert a picture

Click on the Insert tab in the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the section Illustrations, click on Pictures.

A menu will open to allow you to Insert Picture From.

If you have the picture on your device, click on This Device…

The File Explorer will open.

Navigate to the picture folder and click on the picture you want.

Word will insert the picture into the postcard.

Use the handles (shown in red below) to resize and reposition the picture as necessary.

Step #5: Insert a text box

Click on the Insert tab in the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

In the section Text, click on the Text Box icon.

This will open the Built-in text box menu.

Select the text box type you want and click on it.

In our example, we have selected the Simple Text Box.

The text box will appear in the postcard.

Use the handles (shown in red below) to reposition and resize the text box.

Step #6: Change the text

Click within the text box and change the text to suit your purpose.

Change the font, its color, and its size as you wish.

Step #7: Save the postcard

Click on the File tab in the top menu bar to open the files menu. 

In the left pane of the file menu, click on Save As.

In the right pane, choose where you want to save.

We will click on This PC to open the File Explorer.

In the File Explorer, select the folder to save your card.

Give the card a suitable name.

Click on the Save button at the bottom to save the card.

Step #8: Print the postcard

Click on the File tab in the top menu bar to open the files menu. 

In the left pane of the file menu, click on Print.

In the center pane, choose your Printer and its Settings.

Change the number of Copies if you want more than one.

Click on the Print icon to start printing.


Conclusion

We have shown you two simple methods of creating postcards in MS Word. In addition, we have also shown you how to print your cards. Use the method most suitable for your requirements.

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