Make Christmas cards in word

Send Christmas cheer: create greeting cards with your own personalised touch.
 
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  • Updated:25 Nov 2008
 

02.Using a template

Once you've located some suitable images, the simplest way to put your card together is using a template. Templates make printing easier, because the boundaries are set up for you.

To use a Microsoft template, head to officeupdate.microsoft.com/templategallery. Enter keywords, such as 'Christmas', into the templates search box at the top of the page and click on either your search results or a category to see a preview, then download the template.

Once the template is downloaded, open the file in Word.

To use your own image, select the picture in the template by clicking on it, then press delete.

Now insert your own image:

  • From the Insert menu, select Picture then From File
  • Locate the image you want to use and click Insert.
    Or, if you want to add clipart
  • From the Insert menu, select Picture then Clipart
  • Locate the clipart you want to use and click Insert.

Adjusting your picture

Depending on the orientation of the template, you may need to rotate your picture:

  • From the View menu, under Toolbars select Picture.
  • Select your image - a border should appear around it
  • Click the Rotate Left button
    Rotate left
    until it's in the right position.

    Tool bar

    If your image is the wrong size, adjust it:
  • Select your image then move your mouse over the bottom right corner until you see a diagonal arrow
  • click and drag the image up and left to shrink it, or down and to the right to enlarge it.
    You may also want to alter the brightness or contrast of your picture:
  • From the View menu, under Toolbars select Picture.
  • Select your image - a border should appear around it
  • Click the increase or decrease brightness buttons

    to lighten or darken your image.
    Use the contrast buttons
    shading
    to adjust relative colour shading.
 

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