Once you’ve downloaded your Microsoft Word template, you’re ready to start customizing it. The template is all set up for you; it has the proper page size and margins and includes sample wording for you to work from. How much you edit is totally up to you. You can start by changing the names, dates and locations. Just highlight the sample text and type in your own. Or you can delete all of the sample text and make it entirely your own. You can stop there if you’d like, or go ahead and make further changes to the font or text color. When you’re finished customizing and proofreading your template, you’re ready to print.
- These templates do require that you use Microsoft Word, but for users who don’t have it, Microsoft offers a free trial version that you can use to access and edit your template.
- You may not have the same fonts in your version of Microsoft Word that you see in the sample on your product package. Don’t worry; there are lots of great, free font resources on the web. We like dafont.com, which has a huge variety of font options at no cost to give you the look you want.
- Avoid copy and pasting from other sources as this can impact the formatting of your project.
Watch the video below for a step by step demonstration!