Business Card - Wide, 8 per sheet

Avery Blank Templates Microsoft Word

This blank business card template is perfect for creating your own design from scratch

Compatible Products:

38373, 5881, 8373, 8869, 88220, 88221

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AVERYBusiness Card - Wide, 8 per sheet
 
1.7

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (28)

19%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Hard to navigate (7)
  • Hard to install or upgrade (5)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Job Role:
    • Business owner (10), Administrative assistant (3)
    • Avery Product Usage:
    • Business building (4), Getting organized (4), Mailing (3)
    • How often do you use this item?:
    • First time (6), Often (3), Sometimes (3)
    • Operating System:
    • Windows 7 (4), Windows - other version (4), Windows 8 (3)
    • Software:
    • Word 2013 (5), Word 2010 (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

5 stars for the labels, 3 for the template

First, I downloaded the Adobe Illustrator template first, and had to call Avery to get assistance. He pointed me to the Word template. Aha. Wish it had been clearer: Maybe one click...Read complete review

First, I downloaded the Adobe Illustrator template first, and had to call Avery to get assistance. He pointed me to the Word template. Aha. Wish it had been clearer: Maybe one click that you have two choices - Word or AI.

Then the problem was Word. You cannot get very creative with the Word template. You can't layer images, you can't set images where you'd like them.

The solution? I designed my business card in PUBLISHER, and Publisher has a template option, which inclueds the 8869. Then I could get very creative. In fact I could create really nice two-sided cards and they printed beautifully. I'm very happy with my labels, but if I hadn't had Publisher I'd still be fuming.

The solution?

Maybe Avery should make that clearer to people.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ended up making my own

I recommend you make your own template. I explain how below.

The cells in the template were all slightly off from the perforation lines on the Avery paper. And because...Read complete review

I recommend you make your own template. I explain how below.

The cells in the template were all slightly off from the perforation lines on the Avery paper. And because each cell is independent from each other, if you have to make a change, you have to do it eight times. So I spent an hour (and several draft prints) trying to get the page aligned with the perforations. I gave up and made my own template instead and was done in 10 minutes.

If you want to make your own template as well, do the following. If you look at the sheet, the perforation lines create a table that goes to the edge of the page. You are simply creating a table whose lines match the perforation lines on the Avery sheet:
Create a new document
Set all page margins to zero inches
Create a table with five columns and nine rows
Set the size of each row as follows:
- 1st row: .75 inches
- 2nd row: 2 inches
- 3rd: .5 inches
- 4th: 2 inches
- 5th: .5 inches
- 6th: 2
- 7th: .5
- 8th: 2
- 9th: .75
Set the size of each column as follows:
- 1st: .5
- 2nd: 3.5
- 3rd: .5
- 4th: 3.5
- 5th: .5
I found it better to the columns from right to left, and the rows from bottom to top.

I hope this helps. If you know how to work with tables, this will be a snap and save you a lot of headache.

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1.0

Forget using CorelDraw

By Sakshale

from San Jose, CA

This review is from AVERY Business Card - Wide, 8 per sheet:

I've been using 5371, whose template is included in Corel, but bought 8869 by accident. Apparently, Avery doesn't support any graphics programs anymore. I will be throwing the whole lot into the trash tonight.

  • Computer Platform:
  • PC
 
1.0

Do not bother! The template is AWFUL!

By BossLady

from Spokane, WA

Pros

    Cons

    • Hard To Install or Upgrade
    • Hard To Navigate

    Best Uses

      This review is from AVERY Business Card - Wide, 8 per sheet:

      Wont open in any program, then when I do get it open its a program I don't own or cant edit with.
      I will NOT be buying these EVER again.

      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Terrible!

      By Herb

      from Tampa, Florida

      Pros

      • Great Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

          This review is from AVERY Business Card - Wide, 8 per sheet:

          As all the others stated, this is a terrible product! It does not align properly and would not print front and back even though I made sure to print double sided. Very aggravating! The one and only plus side to this is if you use the Avery website to design the business cards, it's a great tool....but worthless since it doesn't align or print properly!

          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible Template

          By John K

          from Shawnee, KS..

          This review is from AVERY Business Card - Wide, 8 per sheet:

          Not even worth mentioning how it does not line up accurately..

          I believe that I will take this back to the store and ask for a refund.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I need to install you adware to get the template?

          By Wendy

          from Philadelphia, PA

          This review is from AVERY Business Card - Wide, 8 per sheet:

          It's not enough that we pay for your labels? Why do I have to download adware so I can get a template? I think it's time to look at other options. PS... keep your bloatware to yourself Avery.

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