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Business Cards in InDesign 2
« on: February 3, 2007, 08:59 PM »
Is there an easy way to setup a page of 10 business cards? I used to do this in PageMaker, but I'm on InDesign now, and can't, for the life of me, find a simple template.

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Re: Business Cards in InDesign 2
« Reply #1 on: February 3, 2007, 10:16 PM »
Design one business card how you want it in the upper left of a letter sized page, then use the Step and Repeat (under the edit menu) to offset the remaining 9 cards.

Horizontal offset the first card (3.5 in) and then Step and Repeat those 2 cards 4 more times Vertically 2" for a total of 10 per sheet.
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Re: Business Cards in InDesign 2
« Reply #2 on: February 3, 2007, 10:39 PM »
I was hoping there was an easier way. I know this isn't brain science, but for whatever reason I can never get the cards set on the right margins... It's been a while since I did a setup for b/c's.

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Re: Business Cards in InDesign 2
« Reply #3 on: February 3, 2007, 10:42 PM »
do your cards have a bleed?
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Re: Business Cards in InDesign 2
« Reply #4 on: February 3, 2007, 11:32 PM »
These are just vanilla cards, really, nothing fancy to excuse my being totally clueless... the printing margins just confuse the hell out of me, I guess.

In any event, I've got it stepped/repeated and everything, should have it to my boss to proof pretty soon. Thanks for the reminder about the Step & Repeat.
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