Instead of buying generic tickets for your next theatre performance or raffle, take advantage of your computer to make numbered tickets. With a couple of clicks in Microsoft Word, create and customise tickets for just about any kind of event. This not only saves money, but it adds a personalised touch that's sure to make your ticket-holders feel like true VIPs.
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Open Microsoft Word, pull down the "File" menu and click "New." When the "New Document" pane appears, type "ticket" into the "Search online for..." box and click "Go."
Scroll through the ticket templates, such as single-event tickets, raffle tickets and tour tickets. Click the "Download" button for the ticket type you want. The template opens in the Word workspace.
Click with your cursor in the top left of the ticket on the template (if you have chosen a template with multiple tickets per page). Click inside one of the text boxes on the ticket and type a number, such as 0001.
Highlight the number text and use the text toolbar at the top of the page to increase its size, change its colour and change its font, as you wish.
Make any other changes to the wording on the rest of the ticket, such as changing the preset placeholder template text to your own charity event's name, date and location.
Highlight all of the new text, including the new number, on the top-left ticket. Press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys to copy the information. Click into the next ticket on the template and highlight the placeholder text. Press the "Ctrl" and "V" keys to paste your information directly over the template ticket and repeat for the rest of the tickets on the page. Click into each ticket separately and change the number on the ticket. This ensures that each ticket has the same basic text.
Pull down the "File" menu, click "Save As," give the file a name and save it to your computer.
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