How to Create Print Flyers With Rip-Off Tabs

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How to Create Print Flyers With Rip-Off Tabs
A flyer with rip-off tabs provides people with your contact information. (writing tablet of paper with pen image by Joann Cooper from

A flyer with rip-off tabs at the bottom can help to promote your message and help your audience remember you. These tabs are small enough to fit in someone's pocket or wallet and eliminate the need for people to write down your contact information. Once you have created your first flyer, save the file on your computer to use as a template for any documents you may need to make in the future.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Word processing program
  • Printer
  • Scissors

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    In your word processing program, set the page layout to "Portrait" or "Landscape" orientation, depending on how you want your flyer to look. You can fit more tear off tabs on a page set to landscape.

  2. 2

    Customise your margins by setting the bottom margin as close to zero as possible. You may have to adjust the margins as you design the flyer, but make sure the tabs stay as close to the bottom of the page as possible.

  3. 3

    Type the text of your flyer on the page. Use font styles that match the theme, or purpose, of your flyer. Make your flyer's title stand out on the page by using a larger font size than the rest of the text. Adjust the font size of the main text to at least size 12 so that people can easily read it.

  4. 4

    Use a bulleted lists when writing out the services you provide or are looking for to make your flyer easy-to-read. Keep paragraphs short so that people can quickly scan your flyer.

  5. 5

    Add pictures to your flyer and position them neatly around your text. Depending on the word processing program that you have on your computer, you may be able to rotate your picture or add a border around it.

  6. 6

    Insert a table with one row below the last portion of your text. The number of columns will depend on how many tear-off tabs you want on your flyer, and how much text you plan to put in each one. Start with eight to ten columns and add more if your tabs have relatively little text in them.

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    Highlight the entire table and change the text direction to rotate so that the text of the tabs will appear on its side. You can rotate the text to face left or right, whichever you prefer. Rotating allows you to place more text in each cell, which can ultimately let you add more tabs.

  8. 8

    Type the text in the first cell of the table using a small font size of about nine or ten. This text is your name and contact information, such as your website, phone number and e-mail address.

  9. 9

    Copy and paste the text into the other cells.

  10. 10

    Remove the outside border of your table, if desired. You can keep the borders on the table to help bring more attention to the tabs.

  11. 11

    Print copies of your flyer and cut or tear in between each of the tabs. Gently roll up each tab so that people can easily tear them from your flyer.

Tips and warnings

  • Download templates online from sites like
  • Print your flyer on brightly coloured paper to make it stand out.
  • Post your flyer in public places and venues appropriate for your target audience.

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