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How to Make an Event Flyer in Microsoft Word

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an event flyer design in Microsoft Word. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Word for the first time.

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What You'll Need

To recreate the flyer design above, you will need the following resources:

1. Let's Get Started

First, we need to create the right size paper to work with. Go to Page Layout > Size > More Paper Sizes and set the Width to 8.5" and Height to 11". Then, go to Page Layout > Margins > Custom Margins and set the Top, Left, Bottom, and Right margins to 0".

Adjusting page layout

2. How to Create the Background

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the background. Go to Insert > Picture and choose the photo from the link.

Inserting picture

Step 2

Now go to Format > Size and set the Height of the picture to 11". Then, go to Format > Text Wrapping > Behind Text.

Formatting picture size

Step 3

Go to Format > Align > Align Center and then Format > Align > Align Middle to align the picture both horizontally and vertically.

Formatting picture alignment

Step 4

Now go to Insert > Shapes > Rectangle and click and drag to draw a rectangle.

Inserting shape

Step 5

Go to Format > Size, uncheck the Lock aspect ratio option, and set the Height to 11" and Width to 8.5". Then, go to Format > Align > Align Center and then Format > Align > Align Middle to align the shape both horizontally and vertically. 

After that, go to Format > Shape Styles, and for the Fill set the Color to No Color, and for the Line, set the Color to White, Weight to 35 pt, and Dashed to Solid.

Formatting shape

3. How to Create the Header Area

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the header area. Go to Insert > Shapes > Rectangle and click and drag to draw a rectangle.

Inserting shape

Step 2

Go to Format > Shape Fill > More Fill Colors > Custom and set the Red to 247, Green to 150, and Blue to 70, and go to Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove the shape outline.

Then, go to Format > Size, uncheck the Lock aspect ratio option, and set the Height to 0.8" and Width to 8.5". After that, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Alignment to Centered and Vertical Absolute Position to 1.08" below the page to align and position the shape both horizontally and vertically.

Formatting shape

Step 3

Now go to Format > Send to Back > Send Backward to move the shape behind the border. Then, go to Insert > Text Box > Draw Text Box, click and drag to draw a text box anywhere inside the shape, and type the text that you want.

Inserting text box

Step 4

Now go to Format > Shape Fill > No Fill, and Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove both the shape fill and the outline. 

Then, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Alignment to Centered and Vertical Absolute Position to 1.08" below the page to align and position the text box both horizontally and vertically. After that, go to Format > Size > Text Box and set the Left, Right, Top and Bottom internal margins to 0" and the Vertical Alignment to Center.

Formatting text box

Step 5

Now press Control-A on your keyboard to select the text, go to Home > Font, and set the Font to Roboto, Size to 30, and Font Color to White, and check the All Caps option. 

Then, go to Home > Font > Character Spacing and set the Spacing to Expanded By 30 pt. After that, go to Home > Paragraph and set the Alignment to Centered, After spacing to 2 pt, and Line spacing to Single.

Adjusting font and paragraph

4. How to Create the Content Area

Step 1

In this section, we're going to create the content area. Go to Insert > Shapes > Rectangle and click and drag to draw a rectangle.

Inserting shape

Step 2

Go to Format > Shape Fill > More Fill Colors > Custom and set the Red to 51, Green to 51, Blue to 51, and Transparency to 50%, and go to Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove the shape outline. 

Then, go to Format > Size, uncheck the Lock aspect ratio option, and set the Height to 2.95" and Width to 8.5". After that, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Alignment to Centered and Vertical Absolute Position to 2.93" below the page to align and position the shape both horizontally and vertically.

Formatting shape

Step 3

Now go to Format > Send to Back > Send Backward twice to move the shape behind the border. Then, go to Insert > Text Box > Draw Text Box, click and drag to draw a text box anywhere inside the shape, and type the text that you want.

Inserting text box

Step 4

Now go to Format > Shape Fill > No Fill, and Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove both the shape fill and the outline. 

Then, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Alignment to Centered and Vertical Absolute Position to 2.93" below the page to align and position the text box both horizontally and vertically. 

After that, go to Format > Size > Text Box and set the Left, Right and Bottom internal margins to 0", Top to 0.15", and Vertical Alignment to Center.

Formatting text box

Step 5

Now press Control-A on your keyboard to select the text, go to Home > Font, and set the Font to Roboto Black, Size to 100, and Font color to White, and check the All Caps option. 

Then, go to Home > Font > Character Spacing and set the Spacing to Expanded By 10 pt. After that, go to Home > Paragraph and set the Alignment to Centered, Before spacing to 16 pt, After spacing to 0 pt, and Line spacing to Exactly 70 pt.

Adjusting font and paragraph

Step 6

Go to Insert > Shapes > Rectangle and click and drag to draw a rectangle.

Inserting shape

Step 7

Go to Format > Shape Fill > More Fill Colors > Custom and set the Red to 247, Green to 150, and Blue to 70, and go to Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove the shape outline. 

Then, go to Format > Size, uncheck the Lock aspect ratio option, and set the Height to 1.34" and Width to 8.5". After that, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Alignment to Centered and Vertical Absolute Position to 2.93" below the page to align and position the shape both horizontally and vertically.

Formatting shape

Step 8

Now go to Format > Send to Back > Send Backward three times to move the shape behind the border. Then, go to Insert > Text Box > Draw Text Box, click and drag to draw a text box anywhere inside the shape, and type the text that you want.

Inserting text box

Step 9

Now go to Format > Shape Fill > No Fill and Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove both the shape fill and the outline. 

Then, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Alignment to Centered and Vertical Absolute Position to 5.88" below the page to align and position the text box both horizontally and vertically. 

After that, go to Format > Size > Text Box and set the Left, Right, Top and Bottom internal margins to 0".

Formatting text box

Step 10

Now press Control-A on your keyboard to select the text, go to Home > Font, and set the Font to Roboto Black, Font Style to Bold, and Size to 30. Set the Font color to White and check the All Caps option. 

Then, go to Home > Font > Character Spacing and set the Spacing to Expanded By 3 pt. After that, go to Home > Paragraph and set the Alignment to Centered and Before spacing to 15 pt.

Adjusting font and paragraph

Step 11

Go to Insert > Text Box > Draw Text Box, click and drag to draw a text box anywhere inside the shape, and type the text that you want.

Inserting text box

Step 12

Now go to Format > Shape Fill > No Fill, and Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove both the shape fill and the outline. 

Then, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Alignment to Centered and Vertical Absolute Position to 6.5" below the page to align and position the text box both horizontally and vertically. 

After that, go to Format > Size > Text Box and set the Left, Right, Top and Bottom internal margins to 0".

Formatting text box

Step 13

Now press Control-A on your keyboard to select the text, go to Home > Font, and set the Font to Roboto Light, Size to 20, and Font color to White, and check the All Caps option. 

Then, go to Home > Font > Character Spacing and set the Spacing to Expanded By 5 pt. After that, go to Home > Paragraph and set the Alignment to Centered and Before spacing to 5 pt.

Adjusting font and paragraph

5. How to Create the Footer Area

Step 1

In this section, we're going to create the footer area. Go to Insert > Text Box > Draw Text Box, click and drag to draw a text box anywhere in the bottom-left corner of the design, and type the text that you want.

Inserting text box

Step 2

Now go to Format > Shape Fill > No Fill and Format > Shape Outline > No Outline to remove both the shape fill and the outline. 

Then, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Absolute Position to 0.67" to the right of the page and Vertical Absolute Position to 9.8" below the page to align and position the text box both horizontally and vertically. 

After that, go to Format > Size > Text Box and set the Left, Right, Top and Bottom internal margins to 0".

Formatting text box

Step 3

Now press Control-A on your keyboard to select the text, go to Home > Font, and set the Font to Roboto Light, Size to 20, and Font color to White, and check the All Caps option. Then, go to Home > Paragraph and set the Before spacing to 17 pt.

Adjusting font and paragraph

Step 4

Select the text box, and press Control-C on your keyboard to copy it, select the background image, and press Control-V to paste it. 

Then, change the text to text that you want, go to Home > Paragraph, and set the Alignment to Right. After that, go to Format > Position > More Layout Options and set the Horizontal Absolute Position to 6.19" to the right of the page and Vertical Absolute Position to 9.8" below the page to align and position the text box both horizontally and vertically.

Adjusting font and paragraph

You Made It!

Congratulations, you have succeeded! You have now learned how to make a flyer design in Word which would work as a base for any future event flyer templates you may require. Here is our final flyer design result:

Final result

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