Free Newsletter Templates for Print and Web

Get a head start on your newsletter design with a free template

Free newsletter templates are available online for print newsletters and for web use. These newsletter templates are in PDF, Word, Publisher, and other formats. Some sites offer dozens of layouts, and others have just one or two free templates. Although some come in formats for specific software, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign, you may be able to open them in other software programs. They're free downloads, so go ahead and give it a try, even if you don't have that particular software.

If the template is almost right, edit and personalize the newsletter template. Change the fonts. Change the colors. Move elements around to suit your needs. It's your newsletter, after all.

Don't forget to check the templates that came with your software. There's an excellent chance you'll find you already have a newsletter template. If not, there are plenty of free templates on the internet you can download for your publishing needs.

InDesign Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Polished and professional-looking templates.

  • Offers more than newsletter templates.

What We Don't Like
  • Small selection of free templates.

  • Designed only for Adobe products.

Although Adobe InDesign does offer some free templates at its website, surprisingly none are for newsletters. You'll need to browse the internet and search for newsletter templates for use in Adobe InDesign. Tailor the search results to your own platform or to other Adobe programs.

Stock layouts are available from several sites. Most come with the fonts and graphics needed to create a professional-looking newsletter. You only need to add your text and photos.

Microsoft Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Many newsletter templates have other matching templates.

  • Templates are free.

  • Create designs with the newsletter wizard.

What We Don't Like
  • Small number of newsletter templates.

  • Some templates look dated.

Check out the free newsletter templates at Microsoft's website. These Word templates are great for single page newsletters. Professionally designed and colorful, the collection includes templates for business, school, and family newsletters. 

PoweredTemplate Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Use templates with several popular apps.

  • Colorful and professional templates.

  • Search for a specific theme.

  • Matching templates in other designs.

What We Don't Like
  • Not a large amount of free templates.

  • Paid subscription is expensive.

  • Templates are for single page newsletters only.

Although the newsletter templates at PoweredTemplate are all single page templates, there are plenty of them and they are professionally designed and colorful.  This site sells templates as well, but the free selection is generous.

Xerox Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Clean and modern templates.

  • All templates are free.

What We Don't Like
  • Small number of newsletter templates.

  • Templates are in PDF format.

Xerox offers free newsletter templates for letter-size and tabloid newsletters. Professionally designed and colorful, these templates provide a strong visual kick for your next newsletter. The templates are designed specifically for use with Microsoft Word.

CakeMail HTML Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Decent selection of sleek templates.

  • Great selection of themes.

  • Templates are free.

  • Search for templates with a color dependency.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires some HTML if used outside of Cakemail.

  • No designs for print newsletters.

CakeMail offers free single page HTML layouts for online newsletters. The attractive templates are available in the categories of:

  • Business
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal
  • Special Events
  • Transactional
  • Education

GoogleDocs Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Multiple-page newsletter templates.

  • Professional-looking templates for business.

  • Design and save on Google Drive.

What We Don't Like
  • Few newsletter templates.

  • Templates may need to be adjusted for other formats.

Google has a few templates for newsletters for Google Docs users. Some designs also have other business documents using the same style if you want to create coordinated sets.

SampleNewsletterTemplates webpage displaying newsletter templates.
What We Like
  • Multi-page templates.

  • Designs for printable newsletters.

What We Don't Like
  • Very basic designs are a bit dated.

  • Not many templates to choose from. offers three different newsletter templates. These Microsoft Word templates are not fancy, but they will get you started.

StockLayouts Free Sample Newsletter Template

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What We Like
  • Templates come in multiple app formats.

  • Designed for multiple pages.

  • Template details include fonts used.

What We Don't Like
  • Single free newsletter template.

  • Paid for templates are expensive.

In addition to many designs for purchase, StockLayouts offers several attractive free newsletter templates. You'll have to sign up for a free account in order to download the free sample. The templates are available for InDesign, Illustrator, Word, Publisher, Apple Pages, QuarkXPress, and CorelDraw.

TemplatesBox Free Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Great variety of themes.

  • Comes in several formats.

  • Most templates come with font packages.

What We Don't Like
  • Meant for electronic use only.

  • Small number of templates.

  • Many templates are a bit plain.

Put a newsletter on the web or send via email with these templates, which include .psd, HTML, and CSS formats. The site offers dozens of free templates in many colors and layouts.

TemplateWorkz Free Newsletter Templates

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What We Like
  • Perfect for HTML emails.

  • PSD or HTML formats including fonts.

  • Professional business templates.

What We Don't Like
  • Minimal graphics.

  • Bland and unsightly color schemes.

  • For online use only.

For the web or email, TempleWorkz offers about two dozen free newsletter templates in a variety of colors and layouts. The download includes .psd and HTML formats and fonts.

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