How To Create A Printable Certificate in Pages

Certificates are used for various purposes, mostly by schools, businesses, and organizations. Some are handed as rewards like achievement certificates, participation certificates, recognition certifications, award certificates, and attendance certificates. Some also serve as a legal document like a birth certificate, graduation certificate, and a medical certificate. To help you make the best printable certificate in Apple Pages, we're giving you the following steps:

1. Get The Necessary Information

First and foremost, you need to gather all the information you need so that your certificate-making process will go smoothly and quickly. Collect the names of the people you need to mention, the date, time, the kind of event, and anything you think is relevant and should be mentioned on the printable certificate.

2. Choose A Template

You have the choice to start from a blank canvass but it usually takes up too much time. We suggest choosing from any of our certificate templates. Choose the perfect printable template which can be easily edited through Apple Pages if you are a Mac User. Through Apple Pages, you can easily add the title, name, descriptions, background, border, and even the layout design. Besides certificates used for awards, we also have gift certificates, training certificates, and many more that you can choose from.

3. Don't Forget The Title

Most certificates have a large title written usually on top of the document. The title is essential since it will let everyone know what that person has achieved or accomplished to receive that certificate. Write a brief title like "Diploma Certificate", "Birth Certificate" or "Certificate of Appreciation". The title can be straight to the point or formal depending on the formality of the certificate.

4. Highlight Recipient's Name

The recipient's name is the most important part of every certificate. The name is usually emphasized on the certificate by using large fonts types. However, there are exceptions like a medical certificate where the name should not be necessarily highlighted since it's similar to the font used in the description. When using any of our certificate templates, however, you don't need to worry since our ready-made templates already have suggestive fonts that are available. Always double-check the name to avoid any misspelling.

5. Affix Signature

Affixing signatures on the certificate will make it official and authentic. You have two choices when affixing the signatures: either digitally or manually after the certificate has been printed. Typically, two signatures are affixed on the sample certificate. These signatures are usually the sponsors, organizers, or the head of the company or organization.

6. Print And Distribute The Certificate

Print the certificate on the most appropriate paper stock. Since our templates are print-ready, you may print using your office printer or through commercial printing means. Once done, think of the best way to hand over the printed certificate. For example, when handing over an appreciation certificate, the best way to distribute this type of certificate is after the event.

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