3 Smart Methods to Batch Print Business Cards for Multiple Outlook Contacts

This article will teach you 3 approaches to print business cards for multiple Outlook contact in bulk. You can choose any one to your liking.

Sometimes, you may desire to print out many Outlook contacts’ business cards. By default, you cannot print the business card by the inbuilt “Print” button in that it can print the contact details only. Thus, if you want to print many such business cards in batches, you can utilize any one of the following 3 means.

Batch Print Business Cards for Multiple Outlook Contacts

Method 1: Print via “Forward Contact”

  1. To start with, launch your Outlook program as normal.
  2. Then you need to access the “Contacts” area and open the correct “Contacts” folder.
  3. Next you can select many contacts whose business cards you want to print.
  4. Subsequently, you can find and click the “Forward Contact” button in “Share” group.
  5. From its drop down list, you could select the “As a Business Card” option.Forward Contact as Business Card
  6. After that, a new mail will show up, in which the previously selected contact business card images have been inserted in the message body.
  7. Lastly, you can print out this email as usual. Just head to “File” menu > “Print” tab and click “Print” button.Print Email

Method 2: Print Multiple Contact Business Cards in Separate Pages

  1. At the very beginning, in the main Outlook window, press “Alt + F11” keys.
  2. In the subsequent “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window, you can open an unused module.
  3. Then copy the following VBA code into this module window.
Sub PrintBusinessCard_inSeparatedPages()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim objContact As Outlook.ContactItem
    Dim objTempMail As Outlook.MailItem
 
    Set objSelection = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
 
    If Not (objSelection Is Nothing) Then
       For Each objContact In objSelection
           Set objTempMail = objContact.ForwardAsBusinessCard
           objTempMail.PrintOut
       Next
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Batch Print Business Cards for Multiple Outlook Contacts in Separated Pages

  1. After that, you can add the new macro to Quick Access Toolbar.
  2. Eventually you can try this macro at once.
  • Select the source contacts.
  • Then click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.
  • At once, the business cards will be printed out in separated pages.

Method 3: Print Multiple Contact Business Cards in One Page

  1. Still in the “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window, open another module.
  2. Later copy the following VBA code into this module.
Sub PrintBusinessCards_inOnePage()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim objContact As Outlook.ContactItem
    Dim objFileSystem As Object
    Dim strTempFolder As String
    Dim strBusinessCard As String
    Dim objWordApp As Word.Application
    Dim objWordDocument As Word.Document
 
    Set objSelection = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
 
    If Not (objSelection Is Nothing) Then
 
       Set objWordApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
       Set objWordDocument = objWordApp.Documents.Add
       objWordDocument.Activate
       objWordApp.Visible = True
 
       Set objFileSystem = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
       strTempFolder = objFileSystem.GetSpecialFolder(2).Path & "\TEMP" & Format(Now, "YYYYMMDDhhmmss")
       MkDir (strTempFolder)
 
       For Each objContact In objSelection
           strBusinessCard = strTempFolder & "\" & objContact.FullName & ".jpg"
           objContact.SaveBusinessCardImage (strBusinessCard)
 
           objWordApp.Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture strBusinessCard, False, True
       Next
    End If
 
    objWordDocument.PrintOut
    objWordDocument.Close False
    objWordApp.Quit
 
    objFileSystem.DeleteFolder (strTempFolder)
End Sub

VBA Code - Batch Print Business Cards for Multiple Outlook Contacts in One Page

  1. Next add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar as well.
  2. Ultimately, try this way. Select many contacts and then click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar. At once, the contact business cards will be printed out.

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