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How to Use These Templates
If you need rack card templates, free downloads for Microsoft Word are available here. The templates were created in Word 2010, but were saved as .dot templates so they can be used in any current version of the application. To use one of these, click the link to go to the Download Page. Once there, click the Download button, as shown here. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)
The template will open as a new Word document. You can customize any of these rack cards by replacing the background images with your own graphics. Simply click on the image you want to change, go to the Insert tab or menu and locate the image you want to use instead. Resize and format your image as needed.
In addition, the text boxes are formatted in colors that make them visible on their respective backgrounds. This is so that you can use and format them more easily. Once you have replaced the sample text with your own and made any other changes you desire, you may wish to remove the outlines of the text boxes so that they do not show on your printed rack cards. To do so, click the border of a text box to select it. Right-click and choose Format Text Box. On the Colors and Lines tab, choose No Color in the Line Color list.
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Bed and Breakfast Rack Card Template for Word
The first of the free downloads of rack card templates for Microsoft Word is for a bed and breakfast. This template features two double-sided rack cards to a page. The front has a washed-out image of a bedroom with a gorgeous bed and fireplace. It also features the description of a faux bed and breakfast. The back has a washed-out image of a cute breakfast table with contact information for a Bed and Breakfast. Along with customizing the contact information and other text, you may wish to replace the images with those of your own B&B. You may want to recolor the image and use Word's washout feature to achieve the same results.
Download Page: Bed and Breakfast Rack Card Template for Word
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General Rack Card Template for Word
This rack card template is a general template that can be customized to create any type of rack card. It features two double-sided rack cards to a page. The front has a green and background image with text boxes showing where to place text and images. The back corresponds with the front using a complementary blue background image. The images can be changed to use any background you choose. You may wish to use a different font for your text, as well.
Download Page: General Rack Card Template for Word
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Horse Riding Tours Rack Card Template for Microsoft Word
Like the rest of these free downloads of rack card templates for Microsoft Word, this template creates two double-sided rack cards.
The front of the template features images of people on horseback enjoying a guided tour of a scenic setting along with sample text. The back has more images on the same brown, leather-like background and another text box. You may wish to replace the images with those of your winery for wine-tasting tour rack cards or ocean photos for rack cards advertising surfing lessons.
Download Page: Horse Riding Tours Rack Card Template for Word
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Retirement Community Rack Card Template for Microsoft Word
Want to advertise an active living community for seniors? This rack card template features two double-sided rack cards to a page. Both the front and the back feature photos of happy senior citizens engaging in enjoyable activities on a purple marbled background along with sample text to help you create your own custom rack cards. It could also be used to promote a health care facility or product for seniors or perhaps a cruise line catering to the over 55 set.
Download Page: Retirement Community Rack Card Template for Microsoft Word
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Once you have customized your rack cards, be sure to save the document before closing so that you do not lose your changes.