Microsoft Word/postcards


QUESTION: I have created a 4x6 postcard from a mircosoft template. How do I repeat my formatted card so I can print to have 4 to a page.
also, I want to format the back of the card as well, HELP!!

ANSWER: You won't be able to have a 4x6 postcard four to a page on Letter-sized paper. Better, instead, to start with a postcard layout, using either the "label" definition for Avery postcards or Microsoft's 1/4 Letter setting. Both of these create 4.25" x 5.5" postcards.

Without knowing what version of Word you have or what Microsoft template you used, I can't offer more specific help.

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QUESTION: Thank you for your quick response.  
I have microsoft 2007. I did use a microsoft template. the exact size  the card is 4 1/2 x 5 1/2.


ANSWER: You still haven't specified which Microsoft template you used. One of the built-in ones? An online one? (What URL?) If you used a built-in definition, it's basically a table, and you just need to copy/paste the content from one cell to the rest. For more, see

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QUESTION: from word i downloaded an online template from "Avery" I am sorry, I don't know the URL.  where would I find that?

If you are using an Avery template, then it is not a Microsoft template, and you will need to seek assistance from Avery on how to use the template. If you can provide the name of the template or the URL of the page you downloaded it from (if you did it recently, it should be in your browser history), then I can look at it and see what I can figure out.
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Suzanne S. Barnhill


I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

Rotary Club of Fairhope, Friends of the Fairhope Public Library

B.A. (Latin), Agnes Scott College, 1966; M.A. (Classics), Emory University, 1972.

Awards and Honors
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1999; many Rotary honors

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