Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Forms
Wed, 30 Sep 1998 09:55:34 -0400
On Tue, 29 Sep 1998, William L McLeod wrote:
> I have always wanted to print the rank and merit badge cards with the
> computer. I have yet to find the right size cards. Avery has a
> business card stock but it is a little smaller than the "baseball"
> size cards. I have resorted to printing address labels until
> something better comes along.
The right color card-stock is available at most office supply stores.
Config your wordprocessing software to the right size pages, type the
info, print it off, then layout each sheet until you get it right. XEROX
this sheet onto the card stock, turn everything over, do the backs.
Use the papercutter to get the full-size dimensions. If you're a
perfectionist, use the sewing machine (#16 needle, unthreaded) to do the
perfs; if you're slight less picky, use a straight-edge and a stylus to
score the cards in the right places.
I do postcards, name-cards, and the like all the time like this and it
works fine. A little more work that printing labels, but I do get the
color of my choice. (g)