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For 8.5x11 size paper:
 
For 8.5x11 size paper:
# Create new document (8.5 x 11 inches and .5 inch margins, default
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# Create new document (8.5 x 11 inches and .5 inch margins, default unit *inches*)
unit *inches*)
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# Page -> Manage guides:
 
# Page -> Manage guides:
02a. Add Horiz. Guides at 0.5, 2.5, 4.5
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# Add Horiz. Guides at 0.5, 2.5, 4.5
02b. Add Vert. Guides at 0.5, 4.0, 4.5, 8.0
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# Add Vert. Guides at 0.5, 4.0, 4.5, 8.0
03. View -> show guides
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# View -> show guides
04. Page -> snap to guides
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# Page -> snap to guides
05. Insert shape (rectangle) to fit in upper left area sized for a
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# Insert shape (rectangle) to fit in upper left area sized for a typical 2x3.5 inch business card, and resize so that it fills entire region bounded by the guide.
typical 2x3.5 inch business card, and resize so that it fills entire
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# Now design your card within that region.
region bounded by the guide.
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# Group all the elements of the card together as a single unit.
06. Now design your card within that region.
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# Page -> Snap to Guides <uncheck>
07. Group all the elements of the card together as a single unit.
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# Select Group
08. Page -> Snap to Guides <uncheck>
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# Item -> Multiple duplicate -> horizontally for the top row, then select the row and multiple duplicate vertically to fill the page.
09. Select Group
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10. Item -> Multiple duplicate -> horizontally for the top row,  
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then select the row and multiple duplicate vertically to fill the page.
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That's all I've got. If there is a better way of to go about creating
 
That's all I've got. If there is a better way of to go about creating
 
business cards it would be great to know. I tried google, and searching
 
business cards it would be great to know. I tried google, and searching
 
the usual places but didn't find anything.
 
the usual places but didn't find anything.

Revision as of 00:51, 23 February 2006

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How To Create Business Cards

First set up the dimensions with some guides to help in the process.

For 8.5x11 size paper:

  1. Create new document (8.5 x 11 inches and .5 inch margins, default unit *inches*)
  2. Page -> Manage guides:
  3. Add Horiz. Guides at 0.5, 2.5, 4.5
  4. Add Vert. Guides at 0.5, 4.0, 4.5, 8.0
  5. View -> show guides
  6. Page -> snap to guides
  7. Insert shape (rectangle) to fit in upper left area sized for a typical 2x3.5 inch business card, and resize so that it fills entire region bounded by the guide.
  8. Now design your card within that region.
  9. Group all the elements of the card together as a single unit.
  10. Page -> Snap to Guides <uncheck>
  11. Select Group
  12. Item -> Multiple duplicate -> horizontally for the top row, then select the row and multiple duplicate vertically to fill the page.

That's all I've got. If there is a better way of to go about creating business cards it would be great to know. I tried google, and searching the usual places but didn't find anything.