How to Create Your Own Free, Printable Flyers

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 publicize.

Making Flyers with Powerpoint

Step 1

Open up Microsoft Powerpoint.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Creating Flyers Online

Step 1

Go to flyertemplates.org in a new web browser.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Select a template by clicking on the provided link.

Step 4

Click "Download Now" to download the layout template.

Step 5

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

Tip

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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