How to Print Flashcard Sets

After creating a flashcard set that you would like print out and use in class, follow the instructions below to customize your set before printing. For detailed instructions on how to create a flashcard set, please refer to this article: How to Create Flashcard Sets.


Here is a video to help you print ESL Library flashcards:

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

A. If you have just created a flashcard set, you will see a Save/Print button on the left side of the page. Click this button to go to the print settings page.

B. You may also access previously saved flashcard sets from a folder. You can find a saved set by clicking the folder icon beside your name on the top right of any page. Choose the Flashcard Folders tab and select the folder you would like to print to open the print settings page.

Step 2

If you followed Step 1A, please follow the instructions below. If you followed Step 1B, please skip to Step 3.

Clicking the "Save/Print" button will lead you to the Unsaved Set page. The first option will be to save your flashcard set into a folder if you do not wish to print them immediately. 

To do this, hit the "Save" button to create a new flashcard folder or to save the selected set to an existing folder. Note that all the images in your set are selected by default. If you do not want to save or print all the flashcards in your set, click "Deselect All" and then select only the images you want by clicking on them.

Step 3

Before printing, you may want to customize the text below the images. Simply click the box beneath the image to start typing.

Step 4

Flashcard images can also be rearranged into the printing order you desire. Click and hold on the image to drag and drop it to a new spot.

Step 5

Once you have the images and text set up to your liking, scroll down to the print options to further customize your flashcard set. Options include: printing all images or only selected images, printing in color or black & white, printing only the image or the image & text, and the number of flashcards per page.

Click on the boxes below the steps to choose your preferred settings. A red highlight border will make it easy to see which options you've chosen.

Step 6

The final option lets you specify the order of the flashcards on the printed PDF. Use "Same Order" to print the flashcards in the order you chose above. Use "Reversed" order if you want the text on the back of the corresponding flashcards (you can reinsert the page in the printer and print text on the back side).

Step 7

Finally, click "Print Flashcards" if you would like to print the images with the settings you've selected. Click "Print Text Only" if you want text-only cards (with no images). 

Step 8

If you selected the "Print Flashcards" option, a PDF will be generated with your flashcards set up the way you've chosen.

Step 9

If you selected the "Print Text Only" option, a PDF will be generated with your text-only cards. 

Step 10

Select the print icon (or File > Print) in the PDF or browser window to print out your flashcards. Then you can cut them up and start using them in class!

Please contact us if you have any difficulty printing your flashcard sets. We hope you enjoy using our flashcards with your students!

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