Microsoft's Best Publisher Design Templates

Take advantage of Publisher's customizable templates

Many Office versions include Microsoft Publisher for designing brochures, business cards, catalogs, and other desktop publishing documents. Savvy users of Publisher take full advantage of its design templates, which are customizable and printable, to create professional or personal designs.

Microsoft switched up its templates site, so you may wonder how to find the best templates. You now access them by searching from inside the program interface. 

Black and White Flyer Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Black and White Flyer Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Use this black and white flyer template to make a flyer that stands out on a physical posting board because of its stark design. It works just as well when you send it out digitally to spread the word about an event.

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.

Certificate of Appreciation Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Certificate of Appreciation Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

To show your thanks or honor someone's accomplishments with this certificate of appreciation template.

To find this template in Publisher, select File > New,  and then search for the template by name.

Monthly Photo Calendar Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Monthly Photo Calendar Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

You can create your own custom calendar for work or home by downloading this free monthly photo calendar template

In Publisher, select File > New, then search for the template by keyword. From there, you can customize the template for your project.

Photo Album With Multiple Pages Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Multipage Photo Album Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Keep track of events, milestones, and other moments with this photo album with multiple pages template for Microsoft Publisher.

The artistic page designs can be used for personal family albums or professional team collections. 

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.

Cookbook Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Cook Book Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Courtesy of Microsoft

If you spend much time in the kitchen, you likely have a bunch of go-to recipes. Make a physical or digital collection of your favorites with this free cookbook template for Microsoft Publisher. 

This template can be found under File > New, and then search by name.

Tri-Fold Brochure Template With Pictures for Microsoft Publisher

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Tri-fold Brochure with Pictures Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Use this tri-fold brochure template with pictures for Microsoft Publisher to share information about products, events, menus, or services with potential clients. It prints to a single page.

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.

Four-Panel Brochure With Pictures Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Four Panel Brochure with Pictures Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Some professional products and services have a bunch of moving parts or options. You may want to use something like this free four-panel brochure with pictures template to convey the details to clients. 

This template is available by selecting File > New

Professional Full-Page Brochure Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Professional Full Page Brochure Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Sccreenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This simple professional full-page brochure template for Microsoft Publisher is a great, free way to convey information to your customers. 

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.

Vertical Flyer With Tear-offs Printable for Microsoft Publisher

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Vertical Flyer with Tear-offs Printable or Template for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

For casual yet effective marketing, consider this free vertical flyer with tear-offs template for Microsoft Publisher.

Cut along the lines at the bottom to create a fringe, where each rectangle with contact information can be ripped off by interested customers or clients. 

With Publisher open, select File > New, and then search for the template by name.

Newsletter Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Newsletter Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Whether you want to update clients, friends, family, or other contacts, a free newsletter template for Microsoft Publisher can help you get started quickly.

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.

Flower Thank You Card Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Flower Thank You Card Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Share your gratitude for personal or professional contacts with this beautiful flower thank you card template for Microsoft Publisher.

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.

Postcard Advertisement Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Postcard Advertisement Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Send a special marketing announcement to your contacts, clients, or prospective customers with this free, ready-made postcard advertisement template for Microsoft Publisher. 

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search in the box at the top of the screen.

Greeting Card Envelope Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Greeting Card Envelope Template and Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This greeting card envelope template for Microsoft Publisher is a free way to add polish to your personal or business correspondence.

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.

Monogram Labels Template for Microsoft Publisher

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Monogram Return Address Labels Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

While these are return address labels, you can use the free monogram labels template for Microsoft Publisher for anything you want. And no, you do not have to update each letter individually. Just change one, and the template updates the entire sheet.

Open Publisher, select File > New, and then search for the template by keyword.