Flyers with tear-offs are an ubiquitous way through which people advertise different things, or call attention to different needs. The can be seen practically everywhere, from signposts, to waiting sheds, to bulletin boards, or even the most random locations. Many of these can be handprinted, but they can also be done on the computer for a cleaner and more professional feel. You can easily do this through a word processor, such as MS Word, and here’s how you can easily create a flyer with tear-offs.
- The first step begins with you launching your word processing program, which will probably be MS Word 2007. Don’t worry if you are using something else, since most of the steps here are easily adaptable to whatever word processor you are using. Start with a blank new document and save straight away. Don’t forget to keep saving frequently, so that in case of any untoward incident, you will not accidentally lose all of the hard work you’ve put into the document.
- You will then have to adjust the margins of your document. Go to the Page Layout menu and look for the tab for Margins. Set your margins as narrow as possible (which will probably be 0.5 inches on all edges of the paper). You may have to allow your printer to adjust or ignore these settings.
- Choose the Insert menu and pick the option that says Table. By dragging your mouse across the flyout grid that will appear, create a table that spans one column and two rows. You will end up with two long cells that are stacked on one another. Make sure you use the upper cell as the area for your main text, and the other cell will be reserved for the tear-offs you will make later on. Adjust the cell size distribution to make the main cell as big as possible, and the cell for the tear-offs adjusted to the size you feel would be sufficient.
- On your main cell, type all the relevant information you need. The font size, font selection, graphics, and other elements of the content will be all up to you. Go back to the Home tab to access most of the controls you will need.
- Size 48 may be sufficient for your needs: this will allow your advertisement to be easily visible and readable, but will not compromise the amount of text you can put. Remember to keep everything as simple and eye-catching as possible so people will take notice of your flyer. Other tricks include choosing a loud and visible color for the paper (such as yellow or lime green), so that it sticks out against a drab background.
- You may also want to include a photograph or graphic that is relevant to your flyer. Make sure that the quality is sufficient for mass production, because too many colors and too many details may not necessarily translate to effective advertisements.
- If you find yourself having difficulty with these steps, you can always opt to download templates online. There is no shortage of templates that you can use, so just pick one you think will be relevant to the flyer you envision. Don’t give up. Just keep tweaking as much as necessary.On the lower cell, use the Table Tools menu to split it into individual tear-offs. Select Layout, and then click Split Cells to create around 10 (or as many you feel will be sufficient or necessary) individual tear-offs. Type in the relevant information and copy and paste to the other cells.
If you find yourself having difficulty with these steps, you can always opt to download templates online. There is no shortage of templates that you can use, so just pick one you think will be relevant to the flyer you envision. Don’t give up. Just keep tweaking as much as necessary.