How to Make a Flyer with Microsoft Word

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Paper flyers remain handy tools for spreading information, and these one-page documents don't need to be fancy. A good flyer attracts attention and lays out information simply and clearly. Here's how to create a great flyer using the Microsoft Word word processor.

These instructions apply to Word 2019, 2016, Word for Microsoft 365, and Word for Mac.

How to Create a Flyer in Microsoft Word Using Templates

Word offers a variety of ready-made templates to help you customize a flyer. Here's how to get these templates:

  1. In Word, go to the File tab and select New.

  2. Under the search bar, select Flyers.

    Select Flyers from the New screen
  3. Browse through the free flyer templates Word displays until you find a design you like.

    Choose a template you like from the available options
  4. Choose Create.

    If you can't find a template you like, download one from Microsoft.

    The Create button
  5. To change the text, select it and type the new information.

    Changing text on a flyer template
  6. To change the image, right-click the existing one, then select Change Picture. In the Insert Pictures dialog box, select From a file. Browse to an image on your computer then select Insert.

    The "From a file" option
  7. To change the color or another design feature of a content box, right-click the box and choose the appropriate menu items to alter the element. To delete an unwanted element, select it and press Delete on the keyboard.

  8. Save the flyer, then print it or send it in an email message.

Saving the changes to a document doesn't change the template. When you open the template again to start a new flyer, it appears the same as when you first opened it.

Create a Flyer in Word for Mac

Creating a flyer in Word for Mac is easy with the templates Microsoft provides.

These instructions are for Word for Mac 2011 but are similar for newer versions, as well.

  1. From the New Document screen, type flyers into the search bar.

    Alternatively, select New from Template from the File menu or press Shift+Command+P on your keyboard.

    Type "flyer" into the search bar
  2. Browse the templates until you find one you like.

  3. Select the template you want, then select Create.

    Select a flyer, and then click Choose
  4. Add your text over the placeholder text.

    If you don't need a placeholder text box, select it and press Delete on the keyboard.

  5. Adjust the text color and size the same as in any Word document.

  6. When the flyer is complete, print it, or (depending on what you want to do with it later) save it to the hard drive, the cloud, or a flash drive.