Personally designing invitation cards for your planned celebration has never been as easy as with Microsoft Publisher. With its ready-made templates and designs, MS Publisher will let you edit little information to finish an invitation in no time. You don’t have to be an expert artist to be able to fashion your very own invitation; basic knowledge on MS Publisher will do. Read on and learn how you can make an invitation card using Microsoft Publisher.
- Choose a template. If you’re new at making invitation cards, you may want to explore different designs and templates before creating. MS Publisher has a number of various designs for different occasions. Out of the multitude of templates, it’s impossible for you not to select from any of the categories and styles. You can see these ready-made designs on the menu bar of the MS Publisher window. Go to "File" then click on "New" tab. This will open the Catalog Window. On this page, you will see a wide variety of designs. Select the best and most suitable design for your upcoming party. Click on the "Start Wizard"; this time, you will notice a dialogue box making you type in your word and address. Answer if you want to or not. If not, click "Cancel" and then "Finish" to move on to the next step.
- Customize your invitation card. After you have clicked “Finish,” the MS Publisher will start uploading your chosen design. Because you are creating an invitation card using a ready-made template, you will notice that it has already images and texts on it. You can leave the pictures the way they are if you‘re satisfied with them, or you may want to make some necessary changes. Below are tips for better customization.
- To change the design, select the picture, right click then choose delete from the drop-down-list bar that was opened. Now go to the window’s menu bar and click “Insert,” and then select “Picture.” A browser will open to allow you to choose your desired photo. Find the location of the image from the browser’s list. Highlight the picture then click “OK.” This time the photo is now at your invitation card page. Drag the picture to where you want it to be placed. You may resize the photo by clicking the edges of the photo and dragging it to your desired size.
- Type in texts that you want to add to your invitation card. Click inside and compose your words. You may also want to write first your invitation wordings in Microsoft Word before you insert necessary information for the party. If, in case, this is what you want to do, go to the MS Word document from where you typed in your message, and then select and copy the words. Now return to MS Publisher, click on the text box and paste the words inside. Change the font size and font colors of your text using the formatting toolbar on the MS Publisher window.
- Adjust design using the Quick Publication Wizard. You can change the invitation card’s color in the Wizard’s color scheme. Go to “Color Scheme” and choose how you want your invitation card to look like from the many color templates. Highlight the color scheme then click “OK.”
- Make your invitation card out of your own creativity. If you don’t want to use the ready-made templates and designs, then you can select the other option and that is to click on a blank page. Go to the “Menu” bar then click on "File" and then "New." A Design Catalog Window will open; it will let you choose what type of project you want to make. This time, choose the Blank Publications tab, type in the texts and upload pictures making use of the instructions on step 2 above.
- Recheck and finalize the design. Now that you’re done customizing your invitation cards, make final touches. Look for flaws and recheck the spelling and grammar of your wordings.
Now you know how to make very personal invitation cards for any occasion. Afterwards, you can send your invitations by email, or have them printed on paper and snail mailed to your friends. Have fun exploring the art!