How To Make a Flyer in Microsoft Word

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Flyers are useful especially if you want to advertise a certain event, a product or absolutely anything and you want people to learn about it. Follow these steps in order for you to create your very own personalized flyer using Microsoft Word.

  1. Make a draft of the flyer you intend to make. Write all your ideas on a piece of paper first, like catch phrases and other things that you would need to include on the flyer, like contact numbers, etc. Do not forget to make a catchy title for your flyer that will definitely draw people’s attention. Then grab another piece of paper and try to illustrate your ideas on paper, on how you intend for the flyer to look.
  2. Load up Microsoft Word. With your draft in hand, open a new blank document for this flyer project. You might also want to look for pictures over the Internet that you can add to your flyer to make it more appealing.
  3. Apply a border for your flyer. If you are using an older version of Microsoft Word, go to Format from the menu bar and click on Borders and Shading. For Microsoft Word 2007, locate the Paragraph section, click on the Border icon and choose Borders and Shading from the dropdown and a dialog box appears. From here you can personalize the design, width and color of the border, and just click OK to confirm.
  4. Spice up the design of your flyer. Add a banner on the middle top portion of your flyer where you can input your catch title. For older Word versions, go to Insert from the menu bar, select Picture and choose AutoShapes, or you can also see AutoShapes from the Drawing toolbar. For Word 2007, go to the Insert tab and click on Shapes and choose from the dropdown. To add the text, just right click on the banner you have created and select Add Text. The font style, size and color can be changed from the Formatting toolbar for older versions of Word, and from the Font section of the Home tab for Word 2007. You can also add pictures and graphics. For older versions of Word, go to Insert from the menu bar, select Pictures and choose From File if you have a picture saved on your computer or Clip Art if you want pre-made pictures. For Word 2007, from the Insert tab, select Illustrations and choose Picture or Clip Art.

Once you’re done, just save the file and you’re ready to print it out for distribution!


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