How to create your own free printable flyers

Written by kathleen odenthal
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Flyers can be an effective way to spread the word about a wide range of activities, including events, clubs, causes and promotions. Those searching for cost-effective ways to create flyers need look no further than their own computer. Basic computer applications and a wide selection of websites can help you create the perfect flyer for whatever activity you are trying to publicise.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

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    Making Flyers with PowerPoint

  1. 1

    Open up Microsoft PowerPoint.

  2. 2

    Click on the top left button labelled "Office." Select "New" from the drop-down menu. Scroll down through the new menu and select "Flyer."

  3. 3

    Select the layout you like best from the preloaded options provided by the program.

  4. 4

    Edit the headings, subheadings and basic text to customise the flyer.

    Creating Flyers Online

  1. 1

    Go to in a new web browser.

  2. 2

    Scroll down to view the most popular flyer templates provided by the website.

  3. 3

    Select a template by clicking on the provided link.

  4. 4

    Click "Download Now" to download the layout template.

  5. 5

    Open up the template to customise the heading, subheading and basic text.

Tips and warnings

  • Microsoft Office is a good application to use for creating flyers on a PC. Photoshop, Quark and InDesign are good programs for Mac users. Dozens of websites offer free flyer templates. Search "flyer templates" in any search engine to find additional templates.

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