Creating a Business Card Using Microsoft Outlook

Creating the Business Card

If you would like to share your personal contact information with others it can be useful to create a business card using Microsoft Outlook. When you send an Outlook business card to another person all they have to do is open it and then save it as a contact to add you to their Contact List. This makes it much easier on the person receiving your information because they don’t have to copy and paste the information from your Outlook Signature that you may have added at the end of your e-mail.

The Outlook Business Card

Here are a couple of examples of how a Business Card can look:


You can choose what information to display as well as select an image.

Creating a Business Card

Creating an Outlook Business Card is as simple as creating a Contact Record. All of your Outlook Contacts have an associated Business Card. If you want your own Business Card to send to potential clients or contacts, create a Contact Record for yourself. The steps to add a Contact are as follows:

Step by Step

  1. Activate your Contacts folder and select New Contact to activate the Untitled-Contact dialog box.


  1. Fill in your information.
  2. The Business Card is created automatically. It is displayed in the upper right hand corner of your Contact Record.

Hope this gets you started in the right direction. Click here to check out the article on how to customize your business card.


About Allen_Goldman

Allen Goldman is Senior Trainer for ContactPointe.
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