How to Create a Two-sided Nameplate with Your Word


In the article below, we will going to introduce you the way to create a two-sided nameplate with your Word.

Nameplates are badly needed in office environment nowadays, since they can display basic information of certain people. Moreover, a two-sided nameplate can be helpful for people of both sides of the nameplate to easily see the information.

Then do you know how to make two-sided nameplates with the help of MS Word? Relax! We will show you the solution right away.

Create a Two-sided Nameplate

The whole operation requires three major parts. First, you have to set up the page layout, and then insert a table, and finally, insert WordArt. Following are detailed steps to each part:

Part 1: Steps to Set up Page Layout

  1. First and foremost, open your Word to create a new blank document.
  2. Click “Page Layout” on the “Menu Bar”.
  3. Then click “Margins” in “Page Setup” group.
  4. Next choose “Custom Margins” on the list-menu.Click "Page Layout" -> Click "Margins" -> Choose "Custom Margins"
  5. Now the “Page Setup” dialog box will pop up.
  6. Click “Margins” option first.
  7. Set “0” for all margins so you won’t need to crop the paper after printing.
  8. Then choose “Landscape” orientation.Set "0" for All Margins then Choose "Landscape" Orientation
  9. Next click “Paper” option.
  10. Choose a paper size. Here we just choose “A4” for example.
  11. Click “OK”.Click "Paper" -> Choose "Paper Size" -> Click "OK"
  12. Now there can be a warning message, just click “Ignore”.Click "Ignore"

Part 2: Steps to Insert a Table

  1. Click “Insert” on the “Menu Bar”.
  2. Then click “Table”.
  3. Next choose “Insert Table” on the list-menu.Click "Insert" -> Click "Table" -> Choose "Insert Table"
  4. In “Insert table” dialog box, set “1” for “Number of columns”.
  5. Set “2” for “Number of rows”.
  6. Click “OK”.Set Numbers for Columns and Rows -> Click "OK"
  7. Now click the cross sign on the left corner of the table so as to select the table.
  8. Then right click.
  9. Choose “Table Properties”.Click Cross Sign -> Right Click the Table -> Choose "Table Properties"
  10. In “Table Properties” dialog box, click “Row” first.
  11. Check the “Specify height” box.
  12. Type a number as large as the height of your nameplate holder on the text box next.Click "Row" Option -> Type Size Number
  13. Then click “Column”.
  14. Check “Preferred width” box.
  15. Type a number as large as the width of your nameplate holder.
  16. Click “OK’ to save the change.Click "Column" -> Set the Size -> Click "OK"

For example, you may get a table as below:An Adjusted Table

Part 3: Steps to Insert WordArt

  1. Lay your cursor at the first row.
  2. Click “Insert”.
  3. Then click “WordArt”.
  4. Choose a style.Click "Insert" -> Click WordArt -> Choose a Style
  5. And input your text.
  6. On the second row, repeat the step 2 to step 5.Insert WordArt Twice
  7. Adjust the positions of both WordArt.
  8. Click the first WordArt.
  9. Put cursor on the green handle.
  10. Then rotate the WordArt 180 degrees clockwise to the following position:Drag the Handle to Rotate Effect after Rotating 180 Degrees Clockwise
  11. Right click the first WordArt.
  12. Choose “More Layout Options”.Right Click the WordArt -> Choose "More Layout Options"
  13. Then click “Text Wrapping”.
  14. Choose “In front of text” for “Wrapping style”.
  15. Click “OK”.
  16. Repeat step 11 to 14 for the second WordArt.

By finishing the above three parts of operation, you can absolutely get a two-sided nameplate.

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6 responses to “How to Create a Two-sided Nameplate with Your Word”

  1. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely useful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  2. Excellent guide thanks, but it works better for me in Portrait page layout. The other thing is this also works really well with mail merge, if you have a lot of labels to produce. Just make sure you insert your merge fields before step #6, and then just use copy-and-paste to create the text on the second row of the table.

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