How to Make a Double-Sided Table Tent in Word

By Chris Hoke

A table tent is a type of folded greeting card that can stand upright on a table, like a tent. A double-sided table tent is a tent card printed on both the inside and outside, so when the reader opens the card there is a message displayed inside. Table tents are popular as placeholders for guests or as a decoration on a mantle. You can use Microsoft Word to create a double-sided table tent by downloading a tent card template available from Microsoft Office Online.

Things You'll Need

  • Card stock
  • Printer
  • Scissors

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Click the "Office" button in the top left corner, then click "New."

Step 3

Click to place your cursor in the "Search Microsoft Office Online for a template."

Step 4

Type "table tent" in the text field, then press "Enter."

Step 5

Click to select the "Table Tents," then click the "Download" button. This template will create two table tents on a single sheet of card stock.

Step 6

Highlight the text in the template, then press "Delete" to delete the text. Type in the text message you want to appear on the outside of the table tent card.

Step 7

Click the "Insert" tab in the ribbon menu, then click "Picture" or "Clip Art" to insert a photo, logo or clip art image.

Step 8

Click the "Office" button, then click "Save As." Type a name for the save file and click to select a save location. Click the "Save" button.

Step 9

Remove any paper from your printer's paper tray. Insert a single sheet of card stock into the paper tray.

Step 10

Click the "Office" button, then click "Print." Select the printer in the "Name" drop-down menu, then click "OK" to print the outside of the table tent.

Step 11

Replace the text in the template with the message you want to appear on the inside of the card. Delete any logos or clip art you do not want to appear on the inside of the table tent.

Step 12

Click the "Office" button, then click "Save As." Type a new save name, different from the previous save name, then click "Save."

Step 13

Insert the printed card stock sheet back into the printer's paper tray with the printed side facing in a direction that will prevent it from being printed over when the paper goes through the printer. For printers where the paper tray is located on the top of the printer, or a "straight paper path" printer, position the card stock sheet with the printed side facing down. For printers where the paper tray is located in the front of the printer and each page is flipped over during the printing process, position the card stock with the printed side facing up.

Step 14

Click the "Office" button, then click "Print." Click the "OK" button to print the inside of the table tent, resulting in two double-sided table tent card.

Step 15

Cut the printed card stock lengthwise with the scissors, following the dashed line, to separate the two printed table tents.