How to Make a Guest Book Page in Microsoft Word

Updated April 17, 2017

Guest books are traditionally used for weddings, funerals, reunions and other events for which family and friends gather. The host typically places the guest book in a conspicuous spot near entrance, prompting guests to sign their names and add details or comments. One way to save money and customise guest book pages is by making your own using Microsoft Word.

In Word 2003, go to the "File" menu and select "New." Click the "Office Button" in Word 2007 and select "New." Go to the "File" tab in Word 2010 and click "New."

Type "guest" into the "Templates at" search box. Press "Enter."

Click on a guest book page template to preview it in the preview pane. Click the "Download" button when you find the template you wish to use. The template opens as a new untitled document, pre-formatted as a guest book page.

Insert a picture onto the guest book page if desired. Go to the "Insert" menu in Word 2003 and point to "Picture." Select "From File" to add your own picture or "Clip Art" to choose a graphic from the clip art gallery. Go to the "Insert" tab in Word 2007 or 2010. Click "Picture" or "Clip Art" in the "Illustrations" group. Find and and insert the picture you want to use. Drag it to the desired location on the page. In all versions of Word, you can resize the image by dragging its borders.

Change sample text as desired. Click on the text you want to change and select it with your mouse. Type over the highlighted text with your own words. Save the guest book page and print as many as you need.

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Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.