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Q: Printing Avery Business Cards from Macintosh OS X ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Printing Avery Business Cards from Macintosh OS X
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: dtravis-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 31 May 2004 07:38 PDT
Expires: 30 Jun 2004 07:38 PDT
Question ID: 354242
How do I print to Avery Business Cards (27871) from my Macintosh OS X
(10.3.4) with Microsoft Office X?
Subject: Re: Printing Avery Business Cards from Macintosh OS X
Answered By: clouseau-ga on 31 May 2004 07:51 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello dtravis,

Thank you for your question.

As you will note from the following pdf file, there are several
options for Mac OS X users and Avery templates:

"...Question What solutions are available for Macintosh users to
format and print Avery products?

Answer There are three main options for Macintosh users: 

? Avery Print From the Web 
? Avery Templates for Microsoft® Office Word 
? Alliance Partner Software..."

Following a link from this document, then searching for 27871 lead me
to this page with downloadable templates for this business card stock:

You can easily download templates for Microsoft Word at this page.

The instructions for Mac users note:

"...We have created both blank and pre-designed templates to help you
format your Avery products using Microsoft Word 97 for Windows and all
later versions. Avery has the latest technologies and carefully
screens all downloadable files for viruses before delivering them to
These instructions are for various Internet browsers and various
settings within each browser. You may not know which setting is
applicable to your machine until you begin the download process. We
suggest you print these instructions for easy reference..."

If you are using Internet Explorer, your complete set of instructions
appears on this page:

"...For Internet Explorer Users:  
    Click the "Download" Button 
  Proceed with Download 
    The template will automatically be downloaded and saved 
  Also, a small pop-up window will appear that will provide you with
additional download instructions, if necessary
  Save the Template 
    Save the template the way you normally save all other Microsoft Word documents 
  Select the appropriate location and folder so that you can easily
find the templates
  Be sure to save the templates in a common location you can easily
reference in the future. You may want to create a folder for all your
  The default File Name will be the Avery template name. 
   For example: c_0102_us0_biz_cards_10psht.doc 
  Feel free to change the name of the template to allow you to more
easily reference it.
  The default Save as type will be Word Document. This is correct. If
Word Document is not the default setting, change the Save as type to
Word Document.
  Close the Window 
    Once the template has been saved, close the second small pop-up
window that provides you with additional download instructions
  Continue Template Search  
    Continue searching for additional templates 
  Be sure to save each template as you search using the instructions from Step 3. 
  Personalize Your Template in Microsoft Word 
    Go to Microsoft Word and find the template you saved 
  Open the template 
  Note: If the template looks like a blank page, the gridlines may not
be visible. Go to the Table menu and select Show / Hide Gridlines. The
gridlines should be showing in order to view the template.
  Make any necessary or desired edits and changes 
  Save the document 
  Print using your favorite Avery products 
  These templates are just like all other Microsoft Word documents.
Open the template up as you normally would and simply edit the font,
text, colors and graphics to personalize the template..."

Search Strategy:

Avery +template +OS x

I trust my research has provided you with the answer you need to begin
printing your cards. If a link above should fail to work or anything
require further explanation or research, please do post a Request for
Clarification prior to rating the answer and closing the question and
I will be pleased to assist further.


dtravis-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Definitely worth not having to search Microsoft, Avery, and other list
archives to collect.  The answer was complete, reliable, and timely. 
Thank you.

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