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How to create your own with a little practice
Flyers and business cards with word

If you take the step into self-employment, or are organizer of events, you will not miss out on flyers and business cards.

Because even though they only have a response rate of 1% – 3%, they are just part of the overall concept for public relations as well as online marketing.

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Of course, you have the option of designing your flyers online with appropriate tools, but they are usually bound to given layouts and other restrictions. It’s just as easy with Word, which can mean far more than just word processing.

You can read how to design attractive flyers with Word 2016 with a little practice in our article.

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How to create your own with a little practice Flyers and business cards with word

If you take the step into self-employment, or are organizer of events, you will not miss out on flyers and business cards.

Because even though they only have a response rate of 1% – 3%, they are just part of the overall concept for public relations as well as online marketing.

Flyer und Visitenkarten mit Microsoft Word erstellen

Of course, you have the option of designing your flyers online with appropriate tools, but they are usually bound to given layouts and other restrictions. It’s just as easy with Word, which can mean far more than just word processing.

You can read how to design attractive flyers with Word 2016 with a little practice in our article.

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1. Set suitable format for flyers.

1. Set suitable format for flyers.

For our flyer we must first decide which format this should have.
In our example, we just take a very common size with DIN Lang (105mm x 210mm).

Furthermore, this should of course be given on two sides in the pressure.

And now it starts:

  • Open a new blank Word document
  • In the Layout tab – Borders – Custom margins
  • In the next window in the Page margins tab, set 0.5cm in all directions
  • In the Paper tab, select Custom Size and set the width to 10.9cm and the height to 21.4cm
  • Confirm your entries with Ok

See picture: (click to enlarge)

Word page layout to adjust
Word page-set

Now we’ve already laid the foundation for the first page of our flyer where we can start building.

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For the back you can either create a new page in the existing document, or you can simply save the existing document, copy it and save it under a new name (for example, back flyer). Then you would have separated both documents cleanly.

For later printing we need anyway 2 PDF or image files that we can upload,
why the separation makes sense here.

For our flyer we must first decide which format this should have.
In our example, we just take a very common size with DIN Lang (105mm x 210mm).

Furthermore, this should of course be given on two sides in the pressure.

And now it starts:

  • Open a new blank Word document
  • In the Layout tab – Borders – Custom margins
  • In the next window in the Page margins tab, set 0.5cm in all directions
  • In the Paper tab, select Custom Size and set the width to 10.9cm and the height to 21.4cm
  • Confirm your entries with Ok

See picture:

Word page layout to adjust
Word page-set

Now we’ve already laid the foundation for the first page of our flyer where we can start building.

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For the back you can either create a new page in the existing document, or you can simply save the existing document, copy it and save it under a new name (for example, back flyer). Then you would have separated both documents cleanly.

For later printing we need anyway 2 PDF or image files that we can upload,
why the separation makes sense here.

2. Set background color in Word.

2. Set background color in Word.

If you want to have a different base color than the default white, then this is quite simple as follows:

  • On the Design tab
  • In the right area on page color
  • Select the appropriate color

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If you want to have a different base color than the default white, then this is quite simple as follows:

  • On the Design tab
  • In the right area on page color
  • Select the appropriate color

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3. Pattern or picture as background in word.

3. Pattern or picture as background in word.

Of course, you can also choose a gradient or an image instead of a background color.

To do this, proceed as follows:

  • In the Design tab
  • On the right side on side color and then fill effects
  • There you can choose a gradient, pattern or image as background

See picture: (click to enlarge)

Image-as-background-in-Word

Depending on what image you have selected here, you may have the problem as shown in the image above. Namely that the graphic is represented as often as possible by Word on the document.

But if we prefer to show our sunflower photo stretched as a background this is not a problem. For this we simply work with shapes that we can also format arbitrarily.

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  • To do this, go to Forms in the Insert tab
  • Select rectangle
  • Draw a shape of any size in your document
  • Next, use the Drawing Tools tab and then Format on the right to set exactly the dimensions of the document in inches

See picture: (click to enlarge)

Insert shapes in Word
Customize shapes in Word

Next we format our form as follows:

  • Click in the form to mark it as an active element
  • In the Drawing Tools tab, go to Format
  • Under Shape Types choose Fill Effect and then Image
  • Under Shape Contour do not select a contour (optional)

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Formatting forms in Word

Now we have practically (as with a graphics program) two levels superimposed, and can now work on this too.

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In the design process of your flyer or business cards, you will usually have much more than just one level.

Of course, you can also choose a gradient or an image instead of a background color.

To do this, proceed as follows:

  • In the Design tab
  • On the right side on side color and then fill effects
  • There you can choose a gradient, pattern or image as background

See picture:

Image-as-background-in-Word

Depending on what image you have selected here, you may have the problem as shown in the image above. Namely that the graphic is represented as often as possible by Word on the document.

But if we prefer to show our sunflower photo stretched as a background this is not a problem. For this we simply work with shapes that we can also format arbitrarily.

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  • To do this, go to Forms in the Insert tab
  • Select rectangle
  • Draw a shape of any size in your document
  • Next, use the Drawing Tools tab and then Format on the right to set exactly the dimensions of the document in inches

See picture:

Insert shapes in Word
Customize shapes in Word

Next we format our form as follows:

  • Click in the form to mark it as an active element
  • In the Drawing Tools tab, go to Format
  • Under Shape Types choose Fill Effect and then Image
  • Under Shape Contour do not select a contour (optional)

See picture:

Formatting forms in Word

Now we have practically (as with a graphics program) two levels superimposed, and can now work on this too.

In the design process of your flyer or business cards, you will usually have much more than just one level.

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4. Edit pictures in Word.

4. Edit pictures in Word.

Now that we have successfully set our image as a background, we can of course also change this a bit, for example, by fading it a bit, or by changing the basic hue or something else.

Because ultimately it is “only” a background on which even the actual content should be pure.

For editing, proceed as follows:

  • Click in the image to mark it as an active element
  • Select the Picture Tools – Format tab
  • On the left, under Customize – Corrections for Image Correction Options

See picture: (click to enlarge)

Image editing in Word

Here you can let off steam to your heart’s content, and try out all sorts of image customizations that Word offers.

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Now that we have successfully set our image as a background, we can of course also change this a bit, for example, by fading it a bit, or by changing the basic hue or something else.

Because ultimately it is “only” a background on which even the actual content should be pure.

For editing, proceed as follows:

  • Click in the image to mark it as an active element
  • Select the Picture Tools – Format tab
  • On the left, under Customize – Corrections for Image Correction Options

See picture:

Image editing in Word

Here you can let off steam to your heart’s content, and try out all sorts of image customizations that Word offers.

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5. Frame background in word multicolored.

5. Frame background in word multicolored.

If you want to make your background multicolored, on the one hand you have the possibility to select any color gradient, and also to customize it.

But you can also re-work with shapes, giving the shape a background color or gradient. Here, too, there are no limits to creative freedom.

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6. Work with text boxes in Word.

6. Work with text boxes in Word.

Now that we have created our foundation with background image or color, and other graphics, it is of course also a message in written word to communicate.

Now it is, however, at the latest from the time we started to provide our document with forms, it has lost its function for the field of pure word processing. In order to insert texts we could insert text into the already existing forms, or (recommended variant) we simply create another layer with text fields in our flyer.

To do this, we proceed as follows:

  • Auf die Click on the Insert tab
  • In the right pane, then create text box and text box
    (With the given text fields we can usually do nothing for our purpose.)

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Here we can now use the mouse with a text field in any size, and this at any time over drag on the corners adjust.

Typically, the newly created text box has a white background, and you can already paste your text in the default font setting.

Of course, that can easily be changed as follows:

  • Mark the text field as an active element with a mouse click
  • In the tab Draw Tools – Format – Shape Types – Select Fill Effect
  • Set the desired background there (for example also transparent without background color)

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Format text fields in Word
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By using text fields instead of the text fill of the existing graphics you have the advantage that all elements in your flyer are cleanly separated from each other, and can also be edited independently.

Now that we have created our foundation with background image or color, and other graphics, it is of course also a message in written word to communicate.

Now it is, however, at the latest from the time we started to provide our document with forms, it has lost its function for the field of pure word processing. In order to insert texts we could insert text into the already existing forms, or (recommended variant) we simply create another layer with text fields in our flyer.

To do this, we proceed as follows:

  • Auf die Click on the Insert tab
  • In the right pane, then create text box and text box
    (With the given text fields we can usually do nothing for our purpose.)

See picture:

Create text boxes in Word
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Here we can now use the mouse with a text field in any size, and this at any time over drag on the corners adjust.

Typically, the newly created text box has a white background, and you can already paste your text in the default font setting.

Of course, that can easily be changed as follows:

  • Mark the text field as an active element with a mouse click
  • In the tab Draw Tools – Format – Shape Types – Select Fill Effect
  • Set the desired background there (for example also transparent without background color)

See picture:

Format text fields in Word
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By using text fields instead of the text fill of the existing graphics you have the advantage that all elements in your flyer are cleanly separated from each other, and can also be edited independently.

7. Artfully designing texts with Word Art.

7. Artfully designing texts with Word Art.

In the next step, of course, we want to make our text a little more artistic, because a flyer is not a doctoral thesis, but is also meant to express emotions and awaken in the viewer.

Now we can either simply choose one of the various fonts via the Start tab and adjust them in color and size, or we can use the Word Art function, which gives us templates for artistically designed fonts, and these as well You can adjust graphics of your choice (eg with shadows, color gradients, etc.).

  • To do this, select the text in your text box
  • And select in the tab Format – Word Art Formats

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You can now adjust these again using the editing options (directly to the right of the Word Art formats).

In the next step, of course, we want to make our text a little more artistic, because a flyer is not a doctoral thesis, but is also meant to express emotions and awaken in the viewer.

Now we can either simply choose one of the various fonts via the Start tab and adjust them in color and size, or we can use the Word Art function, which gives us templates for artistically designed fonts, and these as well You can adjust graphics of your choice (eg with shadows, color gradients, etc.).

  • To do this, select the text in your text box
  • And select in the tab Format – Word Art Formats

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Insert Word Art in Word
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You can now adjust these again using the editing options (directly to the right of the Word Art formats).

8. Save Word as a PDF or image.

8. Save Word as a PDF or image.

In the last step after the flyer with front and back has been designed, of course, the question still arises as we bring it on paper now.

The question of whether you print flyers or print yourself is actually unnecessary by itself, because you can never produce in the quality and especially not to the cost of such a mass printing matter with the domestic hardware.

We recommend saving the document either as a PDF or as a graphic (such as jpeg or png) and then uploading and commissioning it with a corresponding service.

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In the last step after the flyer with front and back has been designed, of course, the question still arises as we bring it on paper now.

The question of whether you print flyers or print yourself is actually unnecessary by itself, because you can never produce in the quality and especially not to the cost of such a mass printing matter with the domestic hardware.

We recommend saving the document either as a PDF or as a graphic (such as jpeg or png) and then uploading and commissioning it with a corresponding service.

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About the author:

Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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About the author:

Michael Suhr
Michael SuhrWebdesigner / Economist
After 20 years in logistics management, I have been working as a freelance web designer and office trainer since the beginning of 2015. Incidentally, I give tips and tricks for more digital skills in my blog as time permits.

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