How to Print on 3x5 Cards

By Kelly Masi

Most printers and word processing programs allow you to print onto various sizes of paper or card stock, including address labels, business cards and 3-inch by 5-inch index cards. Print documents onto 3-inch by 5-inch cards to use them for study notes, speeches, flash cards or collections of your favorite recipes.

Step 1

Open your word processing program.

Step 2

Click on the "File" tab located in the upper left-hand corner of the window. Select "New" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Click on the "File" tab again and select "Page Setup" from the drop-down menu. A small box will appear in the center of your screen. Select the "Paper" tab.

Step 4

Select the "3-inch by 5-inch" or "Index Card" option. The word processor will now format everything you type in this format. Type in the information you want to print on the 3-inch by 5-inch card, formatting as necessary.

Step 5

Load the index cards into the printer tray. Index cards are thicker than normal paper; don't overload the tray.

Step 6

Click on "File," then choose "Print" from the drop-down menu. Select the number of copies you need and click "OK" to print the cards.