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# Select the business card
 
# Select the business card
 
# Item -> Multiple duplicate -> No. copies = 1, Horiz shift = 3.50, Vert. Shift = 0.00
 
# Item -> Multiple duplicate -> No. copies = 1, Horiz shift = 3.50, Vert. Shift = 0.00
# horizontally for the top row, then select the row and multiple duplicate vertically to fill the page.
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# Select the top row and multiple duplicate vertically to fill the page.
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# Item -> Multiple duplicate -> No. copies = 4, Horiz shift = 0.00, Vert. Shift = 2.00
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# Done.
  
That's all I've got. If there is a better way of to go about creating
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Thanks to all the help on the mailing list for helping me get this documented.
business cards it would be great to know. I tried google, and searching
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the usual places but didn't find anything.
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Revision as of 00:58, 23 February 2006

This article is part of the HOWTOs series.
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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:
  1. Add Horiz. Guides at 0.5, 2.5, 4.5
  2. Add Vert. Guides at 0.5, 4.0, 4.5, 8.0
  3. View -> show guides
  4. Page -> snap to guides
  5. 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.
  6. Now design your card within that region.
  7. Group all the elements of the card together as a single unit.
  8. <uncheck> Page -> Snap to Guides
  9. Select the business card
  10. Item -> Multiple duplicate -> No. copies = 1, Horiz shift = 3.50, Vert. Shift = 0.00
  11. Select the top row and multiple duplicate vertically to fill the page.
  12. Item -> Multiple duplicate -> No. copies = 4, Horiz shift = 0.00, Vert. Shift = 2.00
  13. Done.

Thanks to all the help on the mailing list for helping me get this documented.