How to Make a Flyer with Microsoft Word

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What To Know

  • In Windows: File > New > Flyers. Pick a template, and press Create. Right-click a picture, and press Change Picture. Right-click to edit.
  • On a Mac: In New Document, search for "Flyers." Pick a template, and press Create. Edit the flyer, and save or print.

This article explains how to use templates in Microsoft Word to create flyers. 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.


  • How do I make a flyer with tear off tabs in Word?

    Select the Insert tab > the small down arrow next to the Text tool > Draw Text Box. Draw the text box, then open the Text Box Tools tab and enter the text box dimensions you want. Select Shape Outline > Dashes, then enter the information you want in the tearaway sections and copy/paste the box to the location you prefer.

  • How do I make a half-sheet flyer in Word?

    Open the flyer document you want to edit, then select the Layout tab > Margins > Custom Margins > Pages. Then, open the Multiple Pages dropdown and select 2 pages per sheet.

  • How do I make quarter-page flyers in Word?

    Open the flyer document in Word and select File > Print. In the print window, select Properties, then open the Pages per Sheet dropdown and select 4 pages. Select OK to save your settings, then start printing to produce four fliers per page.

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