Pages business card templates - edit multiple text boxes simultaneously?

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  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030

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    I am using Apple Pages biz card templates. I want to edit my name for all cards by editing only one card. Surely I don't have to manually edit all text boxes manually do I?

    And don't call me Shirley.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68020

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    You should be able to do all your editing on one card. Then depending on the card stock sheets you're using the template should show the same on all the cards and they will print out identical. Works the same way as the address label template.
     
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nope. Had to do it all manually by copy paste. Unbelievable. Even checked tuts on YouTube and they were doing it manually. I was originally going to use AI because I’m used to it but thought why don’t I open up pages for the first time in years and see what the templates are like since I won’t be doing any design.

    Guess it will be another few years before I use Pages again.
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68020

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    That's too bad. I use Pages for most simple documents but use Word for any serious work like printing labels, bulletins, or business cards. The Word template for business cards and labels works the way I responded above. I thought (mistakenly) that Pages was the same.
     
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    I could've missed something but I've looked everywhere and checked online. If anyone reading this knows how let me know.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Luckily for me, I have the technology at work to make my own business cards on thick 22-pt stocks.
     
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    Well my buddy owns a huge print shop that services pretty much the entire city. But I'm not about to go there for 50 cards that can be printed out at home. I've already printed them out. They look good. Just wanted to see what Pages could do which is not much.

    For me, the only advantage of going to a real print shop is the quality of ink.
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I used an HP Indigo 5900 to print mine. Quick and easy to print and I got 500 cards out of like 15 sheets of stock.
     
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    Canon MX922. Ink is so so.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Ink in these Indigos is great. ElectroInk is what it's called. I used a Digital Matte and a Gloss to give it nice texture and effects to the end result.
     
  11. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I haven't used Pages here recently, and I don't know if you have a PDF application that allows you to create forms. But you could create the card within Pages, and then bring it into the PDF application and create the data fields (Name, address, phone number, email) with the same name/info and then when you update that one field it carries over to the other fields. Not the cleanest approach but it does work. You can even customize the text like you would in others as long as Adobe can see the specific font you are using.
     
  12. baruchsienna macrumors newbie

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    I think what you want is a little known but handy app called Labels & Addresses from Belight, that does exactly what you've described. It allows you to create business cards, return labels, and shipping labels. I find the interface confusing and not very "Mac-like" but it is very powerful, allows for merging fields, and supports all popular card/label stationery (like Avery, etc.). You can customize the settings of the labels (by dimensions and quantity) and print labels or business cards. I got it for my wife and have used it lots of times. Saves tons of time and energy.
    Free trial download: https://www.belightsoft.com/products/labelsaddresses/
     

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