Quick Business Cards in Openoffice.org & Template Download

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To follow this how-to, open the blank business card template. This template is standard size business card 3.5″ x 2″ and you can use our WL-OL244 to print it.

Blank Business Template

Place your cursor in first field, choose then > Insert > Picture > From File. Move the image to the desired position by left clicking on the image and dragging it. Once in position, right click on image and choose Copy. Place then the cursor in the next field to the right and paste the copied image using the Ctrl + V keyboard shortcut. This insets the image in the exact same spot as in the first field. Repeat this action for the rest of the fields.

Add Image

Now we want to enhance the business card with some graphics. Go to View > Tool bars and select Draw. You should see the following window pop-up at bottom of User Interface:

Rectangle Tool

Select Rectangle, create the desired shape and then move the rectangular graphic to desired position by left clicking and dragging. Right-click on graphic > Area and choose a color you want. Use the copy/paste technique described above for the rest of the template.

Copy and Paste

Back to the Draw tool bar, select Text and create the desired size text box.

Create Text Box

Enter your information. Use options available in the Formatting toolbar to specify the desired font type and size. To change the font color, highlight text and choose > Format > Characters > Font effects. To edit the effect of the background of the text box, right click on it > Area

Format Card

For this business card design we used Light grey > Gradient: From: Light Grey to To: White at 105 degree angle


Right click on text box > Copy, place cursor in next field and choose Paste (or use the Ctrl+V shortcut). Repeat this for other fields.


Predesigned card template


Here is the predesigned business card template openoffice. Please feel free to modify it using the described techniques.

8 thoughts on “Quick Business Cards in Openoffice.org & Template Download

  1. morphingstar

    I don’t like this design in word. Mine is based on Draw. The cards can be moved according to the paper layout, whether 11″ Avery, other or A4. Also , my cards are paired, so 2 of them can stand up like an A-Frame, displaying information on meeting tables. Of course they can be separated into single cards easily.
    (Paired: Every 2nd row upside down).
    As to text: Do first card at corect position, then copy frames with content. Alter using search + replace. Simple, really.


  2. Andrea

    Hi, I am trying to insert a picture, I go > Insert > Picture > From File. There I see:
    File name
    [None] and … where I am supposed to browse I guess, but can’t click on it and don’t see any ways of choosing pictures from anywhere.
    Any idea?
    Windows XP.

  3. lpcoch

    Andrea, You need to click on the existing graphic and delete it first. Then place your cursor in the empty space and insert the new graphic.

  4. Jane Miller

    this business card template is so simply, thank you for this. It made things much easier

  5. Laurin

    Thanks for the help it was a great asset explaining a simple process that was so hard to find out how to do from Open Offices’ Help files. Laurin

  6. Joyce

    Perhaps it’s due to my netbook being new and settings have not been customized…

    But, the business card template does not show lines, indicating the edgs of all 10 business cards.

    How is it possible to know where a logo, text, or whatever is being placed on the card?

    Thanks, Joyce

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